The City of Stillwater is holding its fall household hazardous waste collection event Saturday, Oct. 21, 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 household pollutants free of charge, including oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, household cleaning products, pool chemicals, craft and hobby supplies, mixed fuels and fertilizer.
Unwanted pharmaceuticals are also collected. Syringes and needles are not accepted, however.
“These events continue to provide residents with a simple way to properly dispose of household chemicals that protects the environment,” Environmental Programs Manager Chris Franks said.
In conjunction with this event, the Convenience Collection Center will receive tires, oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries and rechargeable batteries, scrap metal, latex paint, fluorescent bulbs, and other everyday recyclables, though a fee may apply for some services.
These events help residents reduce the amount of household pollutants in their homes while ensuring these pollutants are disposed of properly. The City is also using this opportunity to bring awareness to residents about the recycling opportunities the center offers.
To learn more about the Convenience Collection Center, go to http://stillwater.org/page/