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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Help protect Norman’s environment by bringing your household hazardous
waste to Norman’s annual Household Hazardous
Waste Collection Event scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November
3rd, in the southwest parking lot of the Lloyd Noble
Center.  Citizens coming to
the event need to enter either from Jenkins or Chautauqua on the south side of
Lloyd
Noble Center at G. T. Blankenship
Blvd.  This free event is being offered to City of
Norman residents
only; proof of residence is required.

 The collection provides an
opportunity for Norman residents to get rid of dangerous items that can’t be put
in the waste stream or taken to the landfill.

City staff expects 1000 to 1200 vehicles to deliver
hazardous materials. Last year over 100,000 pounds of chemicals, 720 tires, 400
automotive batteries, and 42,500 pounds of electronic equipment were collected
in 5 hours. Volunteers unloaded an average of 3 to 4 cars every minute. Many
items will be accepted at this event: such as oil, paint, kerosene, cleaners,
pharmaceuticals (in original container with personal information marked
through), pool chemicals, pesticides, computers and computer accessories,
automobile and small truck tires (without rims) and many more things. Some of
the items that cannot be accepted
are radioactive waste, explosives, business generated waste, household trash,
and compressed gas or containers. Products need to be kept in their original
containers and chemicals should not be mixed.  Re-usable household chemicals can
be dropped off for redistribution to citizens.  Free 5 gallon buckets of latex
paint will be given away as it becomes available.

 Staff is seeking volunteers
to help with the event. Some of the work assignments will include setting up,
surveying participants, traffic control, unloading materials, and bulking paint
and oil.

 For more information about
the event or to volunteer, contact City of Norman’s Environmental Services at
292-9731.

 

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