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Fall cleanup campaign begins Saturday in Norman

For five consecutive Saturdays, Norman sanitation crews will work overtime to collect large trash items not normally allowed on regular pickup days.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: September 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm •  Published: September 27, 2012

Items that will be accepted at the transfer station include old furniture and appliances, including refrigerators and air conditioners that have had the Freon removed.

Items that will not be collected include construction debris, yard waste, tree limbs, brush, tires and hazardous chemicals.

Hazardous pickup set

A household hazardous waste collection has been set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S Jenkins Ave.

Old paint, chemicals, computer parts, batteries and expired medicine are among hazardous materials that can be disposed of safely at the event. Participants must show proof of residency.

Volunteers are needed to help set up, survey participants, control traffic and unload materials. To volunteer, call Environmental Services at 292-9731.

The household hazardous waste collection event was rescheduled from spring when a tornado forced the city to cancel a collection set in April.

City officials said the annual household hazardous waste event will be switched to the fall on a permanent basis to avoid complications caused by spring storms.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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