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April 25, 2012

City plans hazardous waste event

NORMAN — City of Norman staff is working to reschedule the annual Household Hazardous Waste Event for sometime this fall.

This year’s hazardous waste event, originally scheduled for April 14, was canceled because of severe weather.

Normally, when the city conducts household hazardous waste events, it requires advance scheduling and extensive coordination of many contractors, location facilities, police, fire and sanitation department employees.

However, the most extensive coordination involves the 130-plus volunteers who are essential to the success of the event, according to a news release from the city. Most of the volunteers are students from Norman high schools and the University of Oklahoma, so hosting the event when the students are in session becomes increasingly critical to its success.

Other options are available for residents to safely dispose of a majority of hazardous waste items. Facilities throughout Norman are available year-round assist in disposal of these items.

Some of these options include:

· Using city facilities at the solid waste transfer station to collect used motor oil, antifreeze, tires and used cooking oil.

· Taking antifreeze, motor oil, tires and automotive batteries to quick-change lube businesses and other automotive shops.

· Rechargeable batteries, cell phones and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs are accepted at many local stores.

· Electronic stores and Goodwill donation sites often take electronics such as computers and televisions.

· Latex and water-based paints are considered non-toxic after they are dried out, so containers with those items can be disposed of with regular household trash.

Residents wanting more information about businesses that accept household hazardous waste items can visit www.ci.norman.ok.us/content/household-hazardous and click on the link for additional options to properly dispose of household hazardous waste in Norman.

Residents may also call the Environmental Services office at 405-292-9731 for additional information about the proper disposal of household hazardous waste, including helpful tips for managing discarded paint.

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