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March 7, 2017

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Spring Clean-up 101
Programs aid in clean-up efforts

March is here, which means spring is around the corner. And that means spring-cleaning is around the corner, too. Several programs are available locally to help with those efforts — from the City of Bartlesville’s free yard waste collection, Spring Coupon campaign and ongoing recycling program, to the multi-agency event, “Operation Clean House.” Take advantage of any or all of these services to get your home and property ready for the spring and summer seasons!
Free leaf/grass collection is May 1-5

What is this?
Each year, the City’s Solid Waste Department provides free leaf and grass collection for City of Bartlesville solid waste customers. This year’s event will be held May 1-5, 2017.

What should I do?
Place your bagged leaves or grass at the curb on your normal collection day. (Yard waste stickers will not be required during this special collection week, and clear or colored bags may be used.)

Are there any restrictions?
This grass and leaf collection is for private residences only. There will be no commercial collections.

How many bags of yard waste is permitted?
There is no limit on the number of bags a resident can put out for this collection, although residents should comply with all other standard refuse regulations. Note that extra bags of household refuse outside the cart must have the red refuse sticker attached.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 918-338-4131.
Spring Coupon good for 1 free trip to landfill

What is this?
The Spring/Fall Coupon Program allows Bartlesville residents to make one free trip to Osage Landfill anytime during a six-month period. The Fall Coupon expired Dec. 31, 2016. The Spring Coupon may be used anytime between Jan. 1 through June 30, 2017.

How do I get a Spring Coupon?
The Utility Billing Department began sending out Spring Coupons last week. All households should receive their coupon this billing cycle.

How do I use it?
Take your unwanted items to the Osage Landfill during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Is there a limit on how much I can take?
Customers will be allowed to transport their debris in a single personal vehicle or vehicle/trailer combination.

Is there anything not permitted?
All appliances that have compressors must have the compressors removed before disposal. The compressor can be disposed if it is removed. Items that will not be accepted are tires, batteries, hazardous material, wet paint, appliances that have not had the compressor removed (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc.) and demolished structures. The appliance must be certified “Freon free” if the compressor is not removed.

Any other requirements or restrictions?
Be prepared to present a current City of Bartlesville utility bill at the landfill. Coupons may not be duplicated. This program does not apply to commercial accounts or contractors.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 918-338-4131.
Operation Clean House set for  April 22
What is this?
Operation Clean House” is a multi-agency event that gives Washington County residents an opportunity to dispose of hazardous household items in an environmentally responsible manner free of charge.

When is it and where?
The 2017 event will be held between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at two drop-off locations:
  • The Phillips 66 parking lot, west of the railroad tracks on Adams Boulevard
  • Washington County District 2 Barn, 399000 W. 1500 Road, Dewey
What items will be accepted?
Accepted items include things like compact fluorescent bulbs, pollutants, household cleaners and toxins, yard care products, pesticides, herbicides, acids, pain t thinners, household flammable liquids, smoke alarms, oil-based paints, pharmaceuticals and electronics.

What will NOT be accepted?
Items that will not be accepted include ammunition, biohazardous waste, explosives, household batteries, latex paints, pressurized gas cylinders, radioactive waste and trash.

For a complete list of items that will and will not be accepted, see

For more information, contact Washington County Commissioners at 918-534-1170.
City Recycle Center open 6 days, at 10th & Virginia

What is this?
The City of Bartlesville has a recycle center, located at 10th Street and Virginia Avenue. The site is open 6:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The center is closed on Sundays and holidays.

What is accepted?
Permitted items include plastics No. 1 and No. 2 ; cardboard, including cereal and other paperboard boxes (note: cardboard must be flattened to fit inside the container or cut into 3×3 pieces), brown and white paper bags ; newsprint, magazines, office paper, aluminum cans, jar lids and wound paperboard containers.

Are there any restrictions?
Items that are not permitted are: glass (including jars, mirrors, windows or bottles), commercial business, Styrofoam, plastics No. 3 or No. 7, oil or antifreeze containers, window glass, ceramic plates, light bulbs (of any type, including fluorescent), plastic bags and packaging, food and wet waste, plastic 6-pack rings. Also, flammable, toxic or hazardous items are not permitted, nor is medical waste, including those inside containers.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 918-338-4131.
Council Action
Council awards contract for Camelot project

The Bartlesville City Council met Monday night and approved several items, including a contract for the Camelot Drive Concrete Rehabilitation Project and improvements.

Low bidder Crossland Heavy Contractors of Tulsa won the $260,710 bid to complete the project, which involves concrete rehabilitation work on Camelot Drive from U.S. Highway 75 to Candlestick Court.

Work is expected to start in the next three to four weeks. City Engineer Micah Siemers says one lane of traffic should remain open on Camelot throughout the duration of the project.
City to support Monarch conservation effort

City councilors voted unanimously Monday to lend City support to the National Wildlife Federation's Monarch Conservation Program. The program is a nationwide effort to provide habitat for the Monarch butterfly, whose population has decreased by an estimated 90 percent in the U.S. and Mexico over the past 20 years due to forest fragmentation, chemicals and global warming.

One of the two local garden clubs will spear-head the program, which will kick off with a presentation by Sandra Schwinn, of Tulsa, on March 9. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bartlesville Public Library in Meeting Room A.

Schwinn, who serves on the Monarch Watch Board as a conservation specialist representing Oklahoma, will share information based on her 35 years of butterfly gardening and what we can all do for the monarchs in our yards and those migrating through the area.

Thursday's forum is sponsored by the City of Bartlesville and the Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs. Displays, free seeds and handouts will be available. There is no cost to the City or citizens to support the program.

For more information, call Kloma Laws at 918-213-5519.

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Around Town
ConocoPhillips donation supports new Boy's & Girls Club facility

ConocoPhillips recently made a $250,000 donation to help construct a new facility for the Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville.

The new facility will be built on the site of the existing one and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018. It will be named in honor of former Phillips Petroleum Company Chairman and CEO C.J. “Pete” Silas, who was a BGC member growing up and went on to assume the chairmanship of the national organization.

“We are proud to make this donation,” said Mark Headley, manager of ConocoPhillips’ Real Estate & Facilities Services organization. “The Boys & Girls Club does great work for our community, and we feel this gift will help ensure they continue to do so well into the future.”

Located near the intersection of Seminole Ave. and 5th Street on the west side of Bartlesville, the C.J. “Pete” Silas Boys & Girls Club will feature a wide array of facilities to serve the community’s youth, including a gymnasium, a café, a learning center, classrooms, a game room, a preteen center, teen rooms, meeting rooms, a dance studio and a music studio. The grounds will feature a baseball diamond, a basketball court and parking as well.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility took place on Sept. 18, 2016, and initial work on the project has commenced.

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Photo: ConocoPhillips’ Mark Headley, far left, and Bob Heinrich, far right, present a $250,000 check from the company to Jason Barta and Annah Fischer of the Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville to assist with the construction of a new facility for the non-profit organization.
Local finalists named for Main Street awards

MSB program considered for 'Community of the Year' award

Two Bartlesville organizations have been named as finalists for the Oklahoma Main Street Center’s annual statewide awards competition, and Bartlesville is one of 10 communities vying for the “Community of the Year Award,” Oklahoma Main Street announced recently.

The Hilton Garden Inn is one of three finalists for the “Premier Partner” award, while Chris Dizmang’s CR Anthony Building is one of four nominees competing for the “Best Façade Rehabilitation over $10,000” award.

The winners of these and several other awards will be presented during the 28th Annual Main Street Awards Banquet set for May 9 at the Embassy Suites OKC Downtown/Medical Center Hotel.

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