Many homes have old computers, prescription drugs, and tires lying around that they either throw in the garbage or store in their garage. Even though they may not appear to be recyclable, throwing these things away can significantly add to the city’s landfill overflow and produce negative environmental consequences. At the same time, storing them at home creates clutter and can even be hazardous if children get their hands on them.
To encourage residents to recycle their old items at home, Oklahoma City will be hosting a collection of unwanted ammunition, computers, tires, and prescription drugs. It will take place on Saturday, April 27, at the State Fairgrounds. Items such as liquids, tire rims, wheels, syringes, and inhalers will not be accepted on the site.
Those who have hazardous waste can also choose to recycle it by submitting it to the Department of Environmental Quality. Products that will be accepted include gasoline, batteries, pesticides, automotive fluids, and swimming pool chemicals.
The collection will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Residents who are interested can simply come to the south side of the Fairgrounds and enter Gordon Cooper Boulevard, Gate 5 from North May. Residents must bring with them their current Oklahoma City water bill stub to prove their residency.