Spring Clean-up, Operation Clean House set for April

March 21, 2016

The City of Bartlesville’s “Spring Clean-up” and the multi-agency event “Operation Clean House” will be held in mid-April, giving local citizens an opportunity to dispose of unwanted and hazardous household items.

Spring Clean-up (April 16-23)

The City of Bartlesville will offer a Spring Clean-up program beginning April 16 and ending April 23. Bartlesville residents may present a current City of Bartlesville water bill receipt at the Osage Landfill, which will allow them to dispose of unwanted goods.

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

Customers will be allowed to transport their debris in a single personal vehicle or vehicle/trailer combination. No commercial vehicles will be allowed. There will be no disposal fee to City of Bartlesville residential customers, but you must live in the city limits and have a current City of Bartlesville water bill receipt to present to the attendant at the Osage Landfill. Customers may make more than one trip to the landfill.

All appliances that have compressors must have the compressors removed before disposal. The compressor can be disposed of if it is removed. It is recommended that a licensed refrigerant technician be contacted for the removal.

Customers may choose to unload their debris at a City-staffed dump site just inside the Osage Landfill or take their debris to the fill area.

Items that will not be accepted are: tires, batteries, hazardous material, wet paint, appliances that have not had the compressors removed (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc.) and demolished structures. The appliance must be certified “Freon free” if the compressor is not removed.

Operation Clean House (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23)

Most of those items will be accepted, however, at the multi-agency event Operation Clean House, set for April 23. Operation Clean House gives citizens an opportunity to dispose of hazardous household items in an “environmentally-responsible manner” free of charge. It is held in conjunction with Earth Day.

The event will include two drop-off locations:

  • The Phillips 66 parking lot, west of the railroad tracks on Adams Boulevard
  • Washington County District 2 Barn, 399000 W. 1500 Road, Dewey

Items may be dropped off at both locations between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Citizens may dispose of items such as compact fluorescent bulbs, pollutants, household cleaners and toxins, yard care products, pesticides, herbicides, acids, paint thinners, household flammable liquids, smoke alarms, oil-based paints, pharmaceuticals and electronics.

Items that will not be accepted include ammunition, biohazardous waste, explosives, household batteries, latex paints, pressurized gas cylinders, radioactive waste and trash.

For a complete list of items that will and will not be accepted, see https://countycourthouse.org/events/view/event/operation-clean-house.

The event is sponsored by the City of Bartlesville, Washington County, Phillips 66, Chevron Phillips, ConocoPhillips, Walmart and Dink’s BBQ.

For more information about Spring Clean-up, contact the Public Works Department at 338-4131. For more information about Operation Clean House, contact Washington County Commissioners at 918-337-2820.