Clean-up coupon permits free trip to landfill

April 2, 2018

Coupon to be mailed next billing cycle; good for 1 free trip to landfill

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, 2018,” Henry said.

Utility bills containing the coupon were mailed or will be mailed on the following dates: April 19, April 26, May 10 and May 17. Customers will receive their coupon dependent upon where they fall in the billing cycle. Any Solid Waste customer who has not received their coupon by May 21 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 338-4131.