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EL RENO, Okla. – The Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority (OEMA) is helping you get rid of old tires and batteries for free.

Wednesday the OEMA is kicking off a two month long recycling event at the OEMA Administrative Office, 1505 S. Rock Island in El Reno.

This ceremony starting at 10 a.m. will mark the beginning of the campaign where Canadian County residents will be able to drop off some items not usually accepted at local landfills.

Residents may bring the following items to 1505 S. Rock Island in El Reno and the OEMA Landfill at 20435 SW 29th St. in Union City:

  • old tires
  • batteries (automotive, equipment, and renewable batteries-no dry cells)
  • used motor oil in sealed containers
  • antifreeze in sealed containers
  • appliances (with or without refrigerant – $25 charge for appliances with refrigerant)
  • e-waste

This event is to help encourage communities to recycle as well as coordinate community-wide cleanups.

Communities that engage in community-wide clean ups can be recognized by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality as an Oklahoma Clean Community.

For more information on this event contact the OEMA office at (405) 262-0161.