Oklahoma City Hazardous Waste Facility to provide free disposable face masks to residents

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City residents can help get protection from COVID-19 while also cleaning out their home.

Every Thursday in October, Oklahoma City residents can get a free box of disposable face masks in exchange for dropping off hazardous waste.

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is hosting the drive-thru events to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The facility accepts harmful items that you shouldn’t throw away in the trash.

Accepted items include:

  • Propane
  • Batteries
  • Gasoline
  • Lubricants
  • Motor oil
  • Brake fluid
  • Degreasers
  • Antifreeze
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Fertilizer
  • CFL and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Furniture polish
  • Oven cleaners
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Mercury
  • Aerosols
  • Paint
  • Paint thinner.

The face mask event is free for Oklahoma City residents who have a hazardous item to drop off. Each vehicle gets one box of 50 disposable masks.

 The events are during the Household Hazardous Waste Facility’s normal hours of 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday in October.

Bring a current City of Oklahoma City water bill (paper or electronic copy) to prove residency, or a current driver’s license. 

Drop-off of hazardous waste is always free at the facility for Oklahoma City residents from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays.

The facility is located at 1621 S. Portland Ave.

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