Special collection event breaks historical records in Oklahoma City


Oklahoma City’s annual special collection of old tires, computers, ammunition and medication turned out to be a record event.

The 46th Storm Water Quality Special Collection Event was held April 1.

Environmental Protection Superintendent Derek Johnson said, “This annual event is very popular with our residents and provides a convenient and responsible disposal option for these waste streams.”

“This year was an exceptional event with over 264,000 pounds of materials. Tires represented over 90% of the weight received,” said Lyndel Gibson, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Manager.

“The success of the event is an indication of the commitment of City staff and our partners, including the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.”

The special collection is held at the State Fair Park and is scheduled around the first of April each year. Planning for next year’s event has already begun.

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