Clean-up coupon permits free trip to landfill

January 12, 2021

City utility customers should expect coupon next billing cycle

Bartlesville residents will receive a coupon for one free trip to Osage Landfill in their next utility bill, Public Works Director Keith Henry said recently.

“Residents should expect to receive their coupon with their next utility bill. The coupon will allow them to dispose of unwanted household goods free of charge anytime between the date of receipt until Dec. 31, 2021,” Henry said.

The coupon will be included in the next round of utility bills, which will begin showing up in mailboxes in mid to late January. However, the City issues utility bills in four cycles, so most customers will not receive their coupon until February. Any Solid Waste customer who has not received their coupon by March 1 should contact the Utility Billing office at 918.338.4224.

The coupon is valid for City of Bartlesville Residential Solid Waste customers only. No commercial accounts or contractors will be permitted. One coupon is issued per customer and may not be duplicated.

The clean-up program is intended to help Bartlesville residents dispose of items typically too large or cumbersome for their weekly trash pick-up, Henry said.

“The program gives people an opportunity to dispose of things like furniture, appliances (under certain conditions) and other items they can’t put in their regular trash,” he said. “It is important to note that things like complete structures, including roofs, trees and vehicles are NOT permitted.”

Other items not permitted include tires, batteries, hazardous material, wet paint, appliances that have not had the compressors removed, such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, and demolished structures. Appliances must be certified “Freon free” if the compressor is not removed.

“All appliances that have compressors must have the compressors removed before disposal,” Henry said. “The compressor can be disposed if it is removed. We recommend that everyone contact a licensed refrigerant technician for the removal.”

Residents may take their items to Osage Landfill during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

For questions or more information, contact the Public Works Department at 918.338.4131.

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