Dumping endangers Edmond waterways, officials say

Edmond officials are asking people to stop dumping in the city's waterways. Contaminants from trash can seep into the groundwater and Arcadia Lake, which are sources of Edmond's drinking water, and also interfere with recreational activities and wildlife habitat.
BY DIANA BALDWIN dbaldwin@opubco.com Published: February 15, 2012

Water quality specialists monitor the water in streams for certain chemicals and pollution. To report illegal dumping, call 359-4772.

Disposal options

People have a couple of options to properly get rid of items too large to fit into the rolling collection bins.

Residents can get rid of large trash items up to 12 times a year under the city's bulk collection program that is offered on an as-needed basis. Charges are $10 a cubic yard for the first two cubic yards and $5 for each additional yard. To schedule a pickup, call 359-4541.

Another option is to take items to the Edmond Transfer Station, 5300 Recycle Trail, west of Air Depot Boulevard and just north of Covell Road. Dropping off the items costs half as much as having items picked up through the monthly bulk collection program.

Edmond residents should bring a copy of an Edmond utility bill and driver's license. For more information, call 216-9401.

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