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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event October 20, 2018 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Event – October 20, 2018

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. October 20, 2018 in the southwest parking lot of the Lloyd Noble Center.  Citizens coming to the event need to enter from Jenkins or Chautauqua.  There is no charge to residents of Norman.

The collection provides an opportunity for Norman residents to get rid of dangerous items that cannot be
put in the wastestream or taken to the landfill.

Last year close to 1,500 households disposed of waste material at the event.  Approximately 46,000 pounds of chemicals, 1100
gallons of used motor oil, 200 gallons of antifreeze, 17,000 pounds of latex paint, and 31,000 pounds of oil-based paint were brought to the event.  In addition, approximately 36,000 pounds of electronics (computers, TVs, etc.), 300 tires, and several old appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.) were collected.  Volunteers unloaded an average of 3 to 4 cars every minute.  Many items will be accepted: such as oil, paint, kerosene, cleaners, pool chemicals, pesticides,computers and computer accessories, automobile and small truck tires (without rims).  Some of the items that cannot be accepted are radioactive waste, explosives, medical waste, 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.  We will also be giving away free 5-gallon
buckets of recycled latex paint – while supplies last.

Organizers are 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 Division at 292-9731.