BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Bartlesville residents doing any fall cleaning or wanting to get rid of any unwanted items will soon have a place to dispose of those items at no charge, thanks to a City of Bartlesville program to begin this month.
Starting Oct. 31 and running through Nov. 12, Bartlesville residents will be able to take their unwanted goods and debris to the Osage Landfill. They only must present a current City of Bartlesville utility bill to the attendant at the landfill in order to not be charged any disposal fee.
While residents will be allowed to transport their debris in a single personal vehicle or vehicle/trailer combination, no commercial vehicles will be allowed. They may make multiple trips if necessary.
According to city officials, any appliances brought for disposal must already have their compressors removed — preferably by a licensed refrigerant technician. Once removed, the compressor can be disposed.
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. — or demolished structures. The appliance must be certified as freon free if compressor is not removed.
Citizens may choose to unload their debris at a city-staffed dump site just inside the Osage Landfill or to take their debris 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.
City of Bartlesville Public Works Director Keith Henry told 2News last year the fall clean-up program experienced a three-fold increase in participation from the prior year.
During the program, all told roughly 1,400 residents hauled 521 tons of debris to the landfill — nearly .36 tons of waste per person, he said.
Henry said the purpose of the annual program is to help clean-up the city and beautify the town.
For more information, please call the Public Works Department at 338-4131.
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