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March 8, 2014

Slaughterville gears up for annual recycling event

NORMAN — Volunteers are sought to assist at the town of Slaughterville’s annual spring recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5. The event will be at the northeast corner of Highway 77 and Slaughterville Road.

The annual event provides a convenient way to dispose of unwanted, difficult-to-discard items such as tires, car batteries, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and scrap metal in any form including old washers, dryers, refrigerators, bicycles and hot water tanks.

Trash items such as mattresses, TVs, furniture, cloth or plastic items will not be accepted. Trash items can be disposed of for a fee at the Norman Transfer Station at 3901 S. Chautauqua Ave. south of State Highway 9.

In the past 18 years of the event, Slaughterville citizens have recycled 7,840 gallons of used motor oil, 83 roll-off containers of scrap metal, 1,222 car batteries and 9,860 tires.

Slaughterville Town Administrator Marsha Blair encourages residents in and around the area to take advantage of the day.

“It’s a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning and to help beautify our community,” Blair said.

Those interested in participating will enjoy meeting their neighbors and serving their community, Blair said.

For more information, call the Town Hall at 872-3000.

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