BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - The City of Bartlesville will be offering its annual fall clean-up program to Bartlesville residents beginning next week.
Starting Oct. 20 and running through Oct. 27, Bartlesville residents will be able to dispose of their unwanted items and debris at the Osage Landfill free of charge.
“We just want to provide citizens with an avenue of disposing of items we won't take at the curb, such as couches and appliances,” Public Works Director Keith Henry told 2NEWS. He said the bi-annual program is the city's way to help residents clean up their yards twice a year and keep the city clean.
According to city officials, all that residents need to do in order to participate is to haul their junk to the dump in their personal vehicle — or a vehicle/trailer combination — and present a current utility bill to the attendant at Osage Landfill.
If residents plan on offloading appliances, they must first have the compressors removed — preferably by a licensed refrigerant technician — before disposal. The compressor can be disposed if it is removed. The appliance must be certified Freon Free if compressor is not removed.
Among the items that will not be accepted are tires, batteries, hazardous material, wet paint, appliances that have not had the compressors removed — refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc. — debris from demolished structures.
Citizens may choose to unload their debris at a city-staffed dump site just inside the Osage Landfill or take their debris on to the fill area during regular business hours — from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.
Henry told 2NEWS the program costs the city between $5,000 to $10,000 each episode.
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