Citywide Cleanup starts Saturday

Ponca City Now - April 9, 2015 8:45 am

Spring Clean-Up begins this Saturday, April 11, and goes through Saturday, April 18. That’s a whole week of throwing your junk away for free!

The City of Ponca City encourages everyone to use this time to work together to help keep our city beautiful! Here are some helpful numbers:

Landfill – 767-0417

Recycling Center – 767-0456

Collections – 767-0411

Code Enforcement – 767-0383

The CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE is set for April 11. For this one day ONLY the City will waive the regular requirements for a garage sale. The $5 permit won’t be required and the garage sale will not be counted toward the yearly limit of 2. People who hold garage sales on this day are encouraged to place the left-overs out at their regular trash pickup spot for proper disposal or donate them to a local charity.

LANDFILL:

Citizens must show a CURRENT PCUA Utility Bill with trash service. The address on the PCUA bill and their driver’s license must match. In an effort to discourage unauthorized commercial dumping, vehicles larger than a pickup or trailer will be charged standard landfill fees. Residents are limited to six loads.

CITY COLLECTIONS:

The crews will pick up any extra items placed in your regular pick-up area with the exception of the following:

Poisons, acids, and caustics

Car batteries

Explosives

Body wastes

Large bulky objects such as automobile frames, tires (see tire section), and any items or materials (that could contain Freon, PCB, etc.) or could cause damage to collection equipment or personal injury to collectors.

Dirt, rocks, concrete, and other debris resulting from construction or demolition.

Dead animals, animal excreta, etc. that has not been wrapped and tightly sealed in moisture-proof wrapping prior to placement for collection.

Logs greater than 8 inches in diameter and longer than 4 feet or weighing more than 75 pounds.

Brush that is not bundled, longer than 4 feet in length and weighing more than 75 pounds.

Containers larger than 35 gallons that contain non-containerized refuse.

Landfill hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

RECYCLING CENTER

Located at 1001 W. Prospect

Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, accepts:

Car batteries

Latex paint

Clean glass

Clean Tin Cans

Newspapers

Magazines

Cardboard

Aluminum cans

Books

Mixed Metals

For those wishing to dispose of motor oil, the following merchants will accept it within the limits specified:

Auto Zone, 2104 N. 14th – Motor oil only. Up to 5 gallons per person, per day.

O’Reilly Auto Parts, 3019 N. 14th & 104 W. Grand – Motor oil, transmission fluid, and differential grease only. Up to 5 gallons per person, per day.

For anyone who has poisons, antifreeze or chemicals for disposal, the best suggestion is to store them (following the manufacturer’s directions) until a Household Hazardous Waste Day.

SPECIAL PICKUPS

Trees, brush, construction debris, etc. may be disposed of by special pickup.

Special pickups may be arranged by calling 767- 0411. Special pickups carry a minimum charge of $35.42 and could be more depending on quantity and items for disposal.

TIRES

Tires become quite a nuisance when they wear out and are replaced. They take up space and deteriorate the looks of your property, not to mention they become the breeding grounds to some dangerous critters. During the Annual Spring Clean-Up you can get rid of them once and for all, with NO additional cost to you! The Restrictions:

Tires must be 24 inches or smaller.

Tires on rims, tractor or heavy equipment tires will not be accepted.

Those residents wishing to dispose of tires should keep them separate and place the tires in the designated area at the Landfill.

THE CODES

High Grass & Weeds

Grass and weeds that exceed 12 inches in height are defined by City codes as a public nuisance. Non-compliance by owners or residents can result in citations. The City also has the right to have the property cleaned; the expense is then billed to the owner.

Overhanging Limbs and Brush

All vegetation must be trimmed back to the right-of-way lines such that free and convenient travel over and along the sidewalk and street or alley is possible. Vegetation shall be trimmed to provide vertical clearance of at least 14 feet above streets and alleys and to at least 8 feet above sidewalks. The City also has the right to have the right-of-way cleared and the expenses billed to the owner. Also remember to follow the rules regarding tree planting under power lines. Contact PC Energy at 767-0405 for more information.

Nuisance Vehicles

Abandoned, junked, inoperable, or untagged vehicles are not allowed on private property unless they are enclosed in a building. Vehicles that violate these standards are public nuisances, and can be towed from the property by contractors at the request of Code Enforcement.

 

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