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Bulk waste includes large and small household appliances, furniture, mattresses and carpet, large cardboard boxes, trees and limbs (no need to bundle) and fencing.
The City will pick up refrigerators and colling devices containing freon if citizens do the following:
Once in a while...haul off hazardous waste
The Stormwater Quality division operates the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 1621 S. Portland.
The Center provides an environmentally safe means for citizens to dispose of hazardous waste, with a staff of seven full time hazardous materials specialists. They'll recycle or safely dispose of your leftovers.
The Center is open Tuesday through Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., and on Saturday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. The center is free to Oklahoma City residents. Bring your City water bill as proof of residency.
Residents of The Village, Yukon, Tinker Air Force Base, Shawnee and Edmond can recycle their waste at the facility, but will be charged for the service through their municipality.
For more information on proper disposal call 405-682-7038.
Propane, gasoline, lubricants, motor oil, brake fluid, degreasers, antifreeze
pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer
computer equipment (remove personal info before recycling)
CFL and fluorescent lightbulbs
swimming pool chemicals
furniture polish, household cleaners (including oven, drain and toilet bowl cleaners)
paint and thinner
Do not pour chemicals into a single container. Leave them in their original packages.
Some household products, although harmless in themselves, can be toxic when mixed.
What we can't take:
commercial hazardous waste
refrigerant and compressed gas containers
Some products in your home (certain paints, stains and varnishes, cleaners, polishes, automotive products, pesticides and herbicides) may contain hazardous components. The used or leftover contents of these products are known as "household hazardous waste".
If thrown in the trash these items can contaminate our environment. This pollution can effect streams, lakes, wildlife, and possibly even our drinking water.
Don't Throw Hazardous Waste in the Trash
Disposing of household chemicals in your trash is dangerous. When mixed, household chemicals such as bleach and ammonia cause poisonous gases and fumes or cause fires. Even if you are careful and keep chemicals separate in your own trash, your garbage does not stop at the curb.
When residential trash is collected, it is compacted in the garbage truck to make room for more trash. When compacted, chemical containers can break and their contents mix with other chemicals. Depending on the chemicals involved, the resulting reaction may create toxic smoke, fumes, and fires and injure collection workers, pets, neighbors, family members, and the environment.
Tips for Managing Household Chemicals
When purchasing household and lawn chemicals, paint products, or automotive products, keep in mind how you plan to use, store and dispose of each product and its container.
Only buy what you need. Don't "stock up" on products you'll never use. It can cost almost as much or more than the purchase price to properly dispose of household chemicals.
Whenever possible, purchase alternatives to environmentally hazardous household chemicals.
Read labels and use only as directed.
Ask your neighbors and friends if they need any of the products you do not use.
Store hazardous materials in cool, dry areas away from children and pets.
Keep materials in original containers or properly labeled.
With proper care, empty containers can be disposed of safely.