Trash Off Event 2021

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The City of Lawton, in collaboration with the Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority, will host its Annual Trash Off event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 in the McMahon Memorial Auditorium parking lot, 801 NW Ferris. This event is a free opportunity for Lawtonians to responsibly dispose of many materials that cannot be placed in residential carts. Citizens will be directed to proper disposal bins by signage and volunteers in the parking lot on the morning of the event.

Citizens may drop off materials at no charge, but must present a valid ID with a Lawton address or a City of Lawton utility bill. Those with active military IDs will also be permitted to drop off materials at no cost.

Non-residents wishing to drop off items may do so by making a $25 donation to the Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority, a designated 501C3, on-site.

Items accepted during this event include used oil, auto batteries, antifreeze, fluorescent bulbs and appliances. Special vendors will also accept pharmaceuticals. A fuller list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found below. Inquiries about any Trash Off materials to be accepted may be directed to the City of Lawton Neighborhood Services Division at (580)581-3467.

In addition to on-site collections in the auditorium parking lot, various volunteers and civic groups will coordinate to clean trash and debris throughout areas of town. Those interested in this beautification project may contact City of Lawton Neighborhood Services Division at (580)581-3467 or @email for additional information and instruction. See a community request for volunteers here.

"We are truly excited for this year's event and are encouraging all community members to get involved in Trash Off," said Community Relations Director Tiffany Martinez Vrska. "This is a fun, safe and simple way to give back."

Several community partners have a hand in making Trash Off a success, to include: Arvest Bank, Goodwill, Gills Waste Oil, Comanche County Sheriff's Department and Electronic Synergy Foundation. Several City Departments are also involved in the initiative, to include Community Services, Public Works and Parks & Recreation.

TRASH OFF ITEMS TO BE ACCEPTED: Used oil, auto batteries, tires (no larger than truck size), scrap metal, vacuum cleaners, fluorescent bulbs, all appliances, fire extinguishers, reusable furniture, rechargeable batteries, latex paint, alkaline batteries, pharmaceuticals, oil based paint, craft and hobby supplies.

TRASH OFF ITEMS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: Lab waste, ammunition, explosives, compressed gas cylinders, commercial waste, tractor tires, tires mounted on rims, hazardous materials.



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