Household Pollutant Event

The City of Muskogee will provide a Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday, October 28, 2017 offering free disposal of household chemical pollutants and waste tires to area residents.

Muskogee residents may bring their household chemicals from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to the Muskogee City-County Fairgrounds.  This event is free to Muskogee residents who present a current city water bill, and is sponsored by the City of Muskogee through its Public Works Department Stormwater Management Program.

Acceptable materials include pesticides, leftover oil-based paints, used motor oil, solvents, cleaners, acids, poisons, aerosols, fluorescent bulbs and all types of batteries. Products should be kept in their originals containers, if possible. Up to three computers or TV sets per household, will be accepted for recycling. A latex paint exchange will be provided. Residents may also dispose of latex paint after solidifying them through air drying and discarding in their local curbside trash container.

Because of state and federal regulations, no wastes from commercial businesses or agricultural sources are allowed.

Residents may also deliver passenger car, pickup and large truck tires to the site for free disposal, with a 25-tire limit per household. Tractor tires, large implement tires, tires on metal rims, or tires from commercial shops or dealers will not be accepted.

A few special types of waste are restricted from the event for safety reasons. No pressurized gas cylinders, medical wastes, ammunition or other explosives, nor containers of unknown substances can be accepted. Because of state and federal regulations, no wastes from commercial businesses or agricultural sources are allowed.

The Muskogee Police Department will accept pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Liquids and sharp objects will not be accepted.

In the event of a lightning storm, gates will be temporarily closed for the safety of attendees until the storm has passed.

Information: Karen Coker, Stormwater Quality Technician, (918) 684-6340 or email kcoker@muskogeeonline.org.