September 22, 2020
Oklahoma City residents can get a free box of disposable face masks every Thursday in October in exchange for dropping off hazardous waste.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is hosting a series of drive-thru events, which will help Oklahoma City residents prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the masks, and promote awareness about the facility itself.
The facility accepts harmful items that you shouldn’t throw in the trash, which goes to a landfill, and recycles or disposes of them safely. Accepted items include propane, batteries, gasoline, lubricants, motor oil, brake fluid, degreasers, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, CFL and fluorescent light bulbs, swimming pool chemicals, furniture polish, oven cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, mercury, aerosols, paint and thinner.
The face mask event is free for OKC residents who have a hazardous item to drop-off. Each vehicle gets one box of 50 disposable masks. The events are during the Household Hazardous Waste Facility’s normal hours of 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday in October.
Bring a current City of Oklahoma City water bill (paper or electronic copy) to prove residency, or a current driver’s license. It’s for residential customers only, not businesses.
Drop-off of hazardous waste is always free at the facility for Oklahoma City residents from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at 1621 S Portland Ave. Visit okc.gov/hhw or call (405) 682-7038 for questions and a complete list of accepted items.
Residents of The Village, Yukon, Tinker Air Force Base, Shawnee, El Reno, Edmond, Bethany, Warr Acres and Moore are not eligible for the face mask event, but can recycle hazardous waste at the facility during normal business hours. They may be charged a fee by their municipality.
This press release was produced by the City of Oklahoma City. The views expressed here are the author’s own.