TULSA - Tulsans can safely rid themselves of household chemicals and toxic hazards this weekend at the Household Pollutant Collection Event.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Tulsa Fairgrounds.
Residents can drop off items near Gate 7. It's free to Tulsa residents.
Accepted items include household cleaners and toxins, yard-care products and pesticides, acids, caustics, thinners, household flammable liquids, all fluorescent light bulbs, firearms ammunition (.50 caliber or smaller), smoke alarms, thermostats, oil, antifreeze and oil-based, aerosol, and hobby paints. Also accepted are prescription medications. Items brought to this event will be disposed of in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.
Items NOT accepted at the event include latex paint, commercial waste, radioactive waste, pressurized gas cylinders, water reactive chemicals, explosives and dioxins. Latex paint can be disposed of safely by opening the container and allowing the paint to dry completely. Refuse collectors will accept dried latex paint cans in a plastic trash bag in their refuse container.
Transport hazardous waste to the event in the trunk of a car or bed of a pickup truck. Those bringing chemicals for disposal should wear gloves while handling and transporting the materials. At the collection site, workers will remove items from vehicles.