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2001 - Government Awards - Environmental Improvement - City of Stillwater

What started only five years ago in Stillwater as an aggressive poster campaign on pesticide education, now has become a major annual collection event for household hazardous waste that has diverted about 40 tons of household pollutants so far.

Last year’s one-day collection event netted 12 tons of pollutants and 448 tires while also providing the public with a paint swap area. It all adds up to safer landfills, better water quality, and homes less likely to have dangerous fumes or explosion hazards.

                               Doug Gable (left), Industrial Pre-Treatment Coordinator for the city and Stillwater Mayor Larry Brown, headed up the large crowd that accepted the KOB Award of Excellence for the city's successful household hazardous waste collection projects.
Bio-monitoring failures, caused by pesticide toxicity at the Stillwater Wastewater Treatment Facilities, have dropped from four failures in a single year to just one failure each of the past three years. A judge called it “A difficult problem addressed well with impressive results.”

THE CITY OF STILLWATER’S ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS ARE GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S ENVIRONMENT!