The 2019 Operation Clean House (OCH) event will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8am-2pm. Support from our community leaders continues to be a key component of the event’s success. Please consider volunteering, encouraging others to volunteer, or making a tax-deductible donation to the Bartlesville Community Foundation’s dedicated Operation Clean House fund.
If you are unaware, OCH began in 1989 as an effort between the Phillips Petroleum Co., Washington County Commissioners, and City of Bartlesville to improve the recycling efforts within our community. It has since grown to include the support of numerous local businesses and volunteers over the last 30 years. The event provides a one-day service for residents of the county to easily get rid of household hazardous wastes at nearby drop-off centers using their personal vehicles and other cargo carriers, free of charge. Drop-off centers are located at the Phillips 66 downtown parking lot in Bartlesville and the Washington County District 2 barn in Dewey (see attachment for details).
Each year, the event removes about 15,000 lbs of hazardous household chemicals and over 50,000 lbs of electronic waste. Our efforts in 2010 earned the 2010 Keep Oklahoma Beautiful – Environmental Excellence Award for Community Efforts (population 20,000 – 60,000). At the 2016 Environmental Excellence Competition, OCH won the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) and Great American Cleanup (GAC) “ODOT Best Overall Trash Off Effort” in the state of Oklahoma. In 2018, we reached a milestone of removing the one millionth pound! This waste would have otherwise been disposed in the landfills and surrounding community. By working together, we’re not only helping to protect the public but the environment as well.
Volunteers can contact Liz Brittain (Liz.E.Brittain@p66.com) and register at the following web address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OperationCleanHouse2019
Thank you in advance for your support. Feel free to contact me directly for more information.
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