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Recycle company to “buy back” plastic bottles, cans

The City of Bartlesville recycling drop-off center is hosting buyback events to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans every day the center is open through the end of the year, spokespersons for Replenysh said this week. The City Recycle Center is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, excluding holidays.

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Fire fighters begin training on use of new truck

City of Bartlesville firefighters are training this week on the use of the fire department’s newly purchased tower-ladder truck, approved by voters in the 2020 General Obligation Bond Election.

The truck will allow access to many of the city’s taller buildings and is a step forward in improving the department’s ISO rating — a score issued by the state’s Insurance Services Office based on how prepared the department is to protect the community from fires.

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Holiday office, sanitation, recycling schedule

Most City offices will be closed Dec. 23, Dec. 26, and Jan. 2 (2023) to allow employees to enjoy time with their loved ones during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

There will be trash collection on Dec. 23 as normally scheduled for Friday routes, as sanitation department employees will take their floating holiday on another day. However, there will be no trash collection on Monday, Dec. 26, or Monday, Jan. 2 due to the holidays. Monday trash routes will be serviced on Wednesday of each week instead.

Trash collection, recycling hours

No collection: Monday, Dec. 26

Make-up date: Wednesday, Dec. 28

No collection: Monday, Jan. 2

Make-up date: Wednesday, Jan. 4

The City Recycle Center, which is normally open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, will be open on Friday, Dec. 23 and Dec. 31. It will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 (2023).

Police and fire services will continue as normally scheduled with no interruption. City offices will re-open as normally scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Also, the January City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, due to the New Year’s Eve holiday.