We’ve all been there. You do some home repair, maybe some repainting, change your own oil (good for you!), or spray some pesticides on your garden, whatever. Then you think, what do I do with the leftover paint/oil/cleaner/pesticide/etc.? If I throw this away or put it down the drain, that’s bad for the environment, and the disembodied spirits of John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt will probably come haunt my house, which is not going to be good for anybody. Well you’re in luck, Carol Anne. The City of OKC’s Household Hazardous Waste facility provides an environmentally safe place for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste and is free to Oklahoma City residents.
Don’t throw it down the drain or in the trash, drop off that dangerous-to-the-environment stuff at the Household Hazardous Waste facility, located at 1621 S Portland Ave, Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. All you gotta do is bring your Oklahoma City water bill as proof of residency.
The facility also hosts an annual springtime special collection for unwanted computers, tires, ammunition, and prescription drugs. Typically, this special collection event is held at the State Fairgrounds, so be on the lookout for info on that if you need to get rid of your computers, old drugs, ammo (sounds like a party!) and what-not.
For more information about the facility visit https://www.okc.gov/departments/public-works/household-hazardous-waste-facility.