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Household pollutant collection this weekend


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Updated: 4/11/2013 11:24 am Published: 4/11/2013 11:23 am


Tulsans can dispose of household chemicals and toxic hazards in a safe manner this weekend at the Household Pollutant Collection Event.

This two-day event is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, Gate 7.

It is co-hosted by 11 local government entities, including the City of Tulsa and the Metropolitan Environmental Trust.

To deliver items at the event, enter the fairgrounds from 15th Street through Gate 7 for easy access. This event is free to Tulsa-area residents.

Accepted items include household cleaners and toxins, yard-care products and pesticides, acids, caustics, thinners, household flammable liquids, all fluorescent light bulbs, firearms ammunition (.50 caliber or smaller), smoke alarms, thermostats, oil, antifreeze and oil-based, aerosol, and hobby paints. Also accepted are prescription medications. Items brought to this event will be disposed of in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.

Items not accepted at the event include latex paint, commercial waste, radioactive waste, pressurized gas cylinders, water reactive chemicals, explosives and dioxins. Latex paint can be disposed of safely by opening the container and allowing the paint to dry completely. Refuse collectors will accept dried latex paint cans in a plastic trash bag in their refuse container.

Transport hazardous waste to the event in the trunk of a car or bed of a pickup truck. Those bringing chemicals for disposal should wear gloves while handling and transporting the materials. At the collection site, workers will remove items from vehicles.

For a complete list of items accepted at the fairgrounds Household Pollutant Collection Event, visit www.metrecycle.com or call (918) 584-0584.


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