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Free landfill day, 'eCycling' event set for Saturday in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is hosting a free landfill day and a recycling event to dispose of electronics Saturday. Only Oklahoma City residents with proof of residency can participate in the free landfill day, but any metro resident is invited to the electronics recycling event.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Published: May 4, 2012

Saturday is a good day to get rid of your excess junk if you live in and around Oklahoma City.

Two free events set for Saturday in Oklahoma City, one open only to city residents and the other to anyone in the metro, could help reduce clutter around the house and yard, city Utilities Department spokeswoman Debbie Ragan said.

On Saturday at four landfills, Oklahoma City residents bearing a current water bill can bring a load of anything city dumps accept. The landfill will allow residents to have one vehicle-load of stuff, anything from one car to a 1-ton pickup truck with a 16-foot trailer.

Hazardous waste including car batteries, propane tanks, oils and some chemicals will not be accepted.

“This is the time of year when people start cleaning up their yards and cleaning out their garages,” Ragan said.

“This is an opportunity to haul that off and not have to wait for bulk waste day.”

Also Saturday, anyone in the metro is invited to participate in an “eCycling” event sponsored by the city and Waste Management Recycle America, LG Electronics and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.

The event, held at State Fair Park, will allow anyone to bring obsolete or broken electronics in their vehicle to be recycled for free.

Participants can stay in their vehicles while crews unload them.

Useful materials from the items eventually will be used in other products, and the rest will be disposed of properly, a Waste Management spokeswoman said. Past events have drawn people from across the area looking to dispose of their unwanted electronics.

The landfill event typically takes place once each spring and once each fall, and the eCycling event usually takes place every other year.

If you go

Free landfill day

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the following landfills. Oklahoma City residents need to bring a current city utility bill to participate.

East Oak landfill (3201 Mosley Road)

Oklahoma City landfill (7001 S Bryant Ave.)

Oklahoma landfill (7600 SW 15)

Northeast landfill (2601 N Midwest Blvd. in Spencer, for construction and demolition materials only)

eCycling drop-off

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Items that won't be accepted are microwaves, smoke alarms, thermometers, large appliances like refrigerators, dehumidifiers, nondecontaminated medical equipment and items with sludge or liquid.

Any metro area resident can participate. No proof of residency is needed.

Source: City of Oklahoma City


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