Pollutant pickup on Saturday

A household pollutant disposal special event is scheduled for Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of Tulsa’s Household Pollutant Collection Facility, 4502 S. Galveston Ave.

In addition to the usual accepted items (listed below), special items being accepted only at this event are tires, e-waste, medications and ammunition. For this event, citizens will not need to make an appointment as normally required for disposing at the Household Pollutant Facility.

The special disposal event is open to Tulsa residents and M.e.t. member communities. Participants that bring in a mercury thermostat will receive a $10 Lowe’s gift card courtesy of Covanta, operator of Tulsa’s trash-to-energy plant.

Citizens who dispose of household pollutants may shop in the recently renovated Swap Shop at the Household Pollutant Collection Facility. The Swap Shop is stocked with items that citizens have dropped off that are either new or barely used. Up to five items may be taken for free. Some items currently in the Swap Shop are fertilizers, pesticides, spray paint, antifreeze and motor oil.

For more information, call 918-591-4325.

Accepted Items:

  • Fluorescent and CFL lightbulbs
  • Oil based paints, thinner
  • Flammable liquids
  • Automotive fluids
  • Cooking oil/grease
  • Aerosols
  • Household and car batteries
  • Household cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Small electronics
  • Thermostats

Special Event Accepted Items:

  • Tires
  • E-waste (Tube televisions will have a $21 fee; monitors will have a $10 fee.)
  • Ammunition
  • Medications

Non-Accepted Items:

  • Industrial or commercial waste
  • Latex paint
  • Medical or biomedical waste (no syringes, needles)
  • Asbestos
  • Food or organic waste
  • Radioactive material