Phillips 66 and the City of Ponca help preserve landfills

Ponca City Now - October 23, 2014 10:35 am

Some things can’t just be thrown in the trash. Things like old computers or TVs or paint and batteries, because they contain chemicals that can’t be put in landfills. So, Phillips 66 and the City of Ponca City are teaming up to give people an easy way to get rid of household hazardous waste.

Bart Synder with the safety and emergency response team at Phillips 66 said they do this every other year.

"We did this two years ago and we were down a little bit, we collected about 30 tons of hazardous waste, but two years before that we collected up to 39 tons," Synder said.

Some other things they’ll collect are household cleaners, motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, medications, ammunition and pool chemicals.

Synder said they will turn some items away.

"We don’t want medical waste or radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, nothing under compression, commercial waste, tires, kitchen appliances," Synder said. "I know we said electronics, but we do not want washers, dryers, refrigerators, big appliances that’s not what this is."

They also aren’t collecting explosives, such as dynamite or things like hypodermic needles, and containers of oil can’t be more than five gallons.

They ask if you are dropping things off you enter at the northwest corner at Pine and Oak. Synder said since they are handling hazardous material they will have rules, so make sure to follow directions. No one will be able to get out of their car and workers in suits will remove your items. The collection is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Click the image to see a full list of accepted and unaccepted items.


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