Operation Clean House is September 18

August 3, 2021

Multi-agency event permits safe disposal of hazardous goods

Operation Clean House — the free, countywide event for Washington County residents to dispose of hazardous household and automotive goods without harming the environment or endangering human health — will be held this year on Sept. 18.

The event returns this year after being sidelined last year due to the pandemic.

Items will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at two drop-off locations:

Phillips Parking lot

Located on Adams Boulevard just west of the railroad tracks

Items accepted at this location include electronics and hazardous household waste such as cleaners, yard care products, oil- and aerosol-based paints, pharmaceuticals and fluorescent bulbs.

Dewey Washington County District 2 barn

Located on Ninth Street two miles east of U.S. Highway 75

Items accepted at this location include motor oil, antifreeze, automotive batteries, tires and appliances.

Operation Clean House is made possible thanks to several local organizations, including Phillips 66, ConocoPhillips, ChevronPhillips, City of Bartlesville, Washington County, Bartlesville Community Foundation, Truity, Cherokee Tribe, Chick-fil-A, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Delaware Tribe, Dink’s BBQ, Transco, and Daylight Donuts.

For more information about the event, contact the Washington County Commissioners at 918.534.1170 or email OCH.BVILLE@gmail.com.