Claremore Daily Progress

May 23, 2013

CORRECTION: Claremore hosts dump day June 1

Salesha Wilken
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE —

The City of Claremore will host a dump day for residents from 8 a.m. to noon on June 1 at several locations.

The event is a public service for residents sponsored by the city and Cherokee Nation CRC, according to Stormwater Manager Charlene Lawrence.

Hazardous waste will be collected at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 South Veteran’s Parkway.

There is no charge to residents, however proof of residency such as a current bill or receipt is required for verification, according to Lawrence.

Household pollutants including motor oils, oil-based paints, pesticides, weed killers, yard-care products, household cleaners, drain openers, gasoline, batteries, solvents corrosive liquids, flammable liquids, glues, fluorescent and CFL bulbs, compressed cylinders, fire extinguishers, oxidizers, liquid and powders will be accepted.

Tires will also be accepted, limited to 10 per household. No tires on rims or equipment tires will be accepted, according to Lawrence.

Computers and electronic equipment are accepted at a charge of $10 per monitor for devices fewer than 19 inches in size or 25 inches for televisions. Monitors or televisions larger then 25 inches will cost $25 each for disposal.

Also, four other locations   offered for dumping are: 

o 810 Ramm Road

o 400 S. Veteran’s Parkway

o City Hall at 104 S. Muskogee

oWalnut Park located at 1505 N. Jay Street.

Residents may also make a deposit from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. directly at the Quarry Landfill located at 13720 E.  46th St. N.

Tree limbs and yard debris may be delivered to the Ramm Road location for disposal.

Residents are reminded that latex paint that is water based is not a hazardous waste, if it is disposed of properly.

To dispose, place empty paint can with the lids off in the garage, if you have less than an inch of paint it can solidify.

Once solid, it can be placed in the garbage with the lid off. 

If there is more than an inch of paint remaining mix it with cat litter or cement. Let the mixture harden and then put it in the garbage with the lid off, according to Lawrence.

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners will not be accepted without Freon removal and a Certified Technicians Freon Removal Certification Statement and will not be received at the rolloffs located within the City of Claremore, Lawrence said. 

Refrigerants must be taken directly to the landfill.  All metals and piping will be accepted at the Landfill, she added.  

The landfill will also receive televisions and monitors at no charge and opens at 7:00 a.m. to closes at 1:00 p.m.  

“The gates close promptly at 1:00pm even if you are waiting in line, please don’t wait until the last minute.  If you are going to the Landfill, please go early,” Lawrence said.

For more information on the event, visit www.claremorecity.com or contact Charlene Lawrence at (918) 341-3629.