Last year District 2 participated in a solid waste program. It was so well received we once again applied for funding through the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma. ACCO administers Department of Environmental Quality funds for the program. We were notified in August that we were awarded $4,000 to conduct another solid waste cleanup.
This funding has enabled us to contract with a local recycling company to provide dumpsters at the county shop at 1550 N. Midwest Blvd. The dumpsters are available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except for national holidays, now through Feb. 2014. Those who need to bring solid waste to the dumpsters on Saturday can make an appointment by calling the District 2 office at 282-3405 or my cell phone at 650-0384.
Dumpsters will be available for solid waste only. Items which will not be accepted include garbage (any kind of food or vegetation), hazardous materials, appliances containing Freon, rubber tires and liquids.
It is our hope that this service to the community will negate the need for individuals to dump trash on county right-of-way. We would also be appreciative for any civic organization that would volunteer to gather litter or debris from roadsides and deliver it to the dumpsters.