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Residents can responsibly dump their unwanted computers, tires, medications and ammunitions during fall collection

(September 18, 2012) - Oklahoma City will host a special collection for unwanted computers, prescription drugs, tires and ammunition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 6 at the State Fairgrounds.

The drop off site will be on the south side of the Fairgrounds, east of the arena.  Enter the Fairgrounds on Gordon Cooper Boulevard, Gate 5 from North May.

“Keeping hazardous material such as lead, zinc, carbon black and black powder from seeping into our soil and water supply is our priority, Storm Water Quality manager Raymond Melton said.  Demand for e-waste disposal continues to climb every year.  This event has been tremendous in the past and continues to grow.  Our crews hauled off approximately 15 tons of computers, monitors and keyboards last year alone.”

The collection is open to Oklahoma City residents only.  Recyclers must bring their current Oklahoma City water bill stub to prove residency.

Syringes, liquids, inhalers, tire rims and wheels will not be accepted.

The next special collection will be in the spring of 2013.

Businesses wanting to recycle hazardous waste should contact the Department of Environmental Quality at 702-5100.

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 1621 South Portland accepts a wide variety of hazardous materials from residents’ homes year-round.  The type of products accepted at the facility includes gasoline, automotive fluids, batteries, pesticides, weed killers, swimming pool chemicals and paint-related products.  The Facility is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. 

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is operated by the Stormwater Quality Division of the Public Works Department.  Visit www.okc.gov for a list of materials the facility accepts.  For more information, call 682-7038.

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Contact:  Kristy Yager
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Kristy.yager@okc.gov

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