(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Sept. 30, 2016) — The City of Stillwater is holding its fall household hazardous waste collection event Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is at the City of Stillwater Convenience Collection Center at 807 S. Perkins Road.
During this event, residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted household pollutants free of charge.
Most household pollutants will be collected, including oil-based paints, pesticides, household cleaning products, mixed fuels and fertilizer. Unwanted pharmaceuticals will also be collected.
“These events continue to provide the residents of Stillwater with a means to properly dispose of unwanted household chemicals, while protecting the environment,” said Environmental Programs Manager Chris Franks.
In conjunction with this event, the Convenience Collection Center will be open to receive tires, oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries and rechargeable batteries, scrap metal and other everyday recyclables. With a fee, fluorescent bulbs ($0.25 per bulb) and latex paint ($2 per one gallon can, $7 per five gallon can) will also be collected.
The City of Stillwater began sponsoring household hazardous waste collection events in October 1998. These events help citizens reduce the amount of household pollutants in their homes while ensuring these pollutants are disposed of properly.
The learn more about what recycling opportunities the Convenience Collection Center offers, go to http://stillwater.org/