Many consumers products contain chemicals that if improperly used, stored, or disposed of, may be hazardous to human health or the environment. Chemicals in these products become hazardous wastes when they are no longer wanted or needed as household products and are not disposed of properly.
Some examples of household hazardous wastes include home and garden products, such as cans of paint, pesticides, solvents, cleaners and automotive products. In 2002, Midwest City, along with the Central Oklahoma Metropolitan Environmental Association (COMEA), cooperatively established Oklahoma’s 1st permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
In 2007, COMEA was dissolved and Midwest City took over all operations related to Household Hazardous Waste Disposal. Midwest City residents use the facility for free. Other communities interested in using Midwest City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility must have signed an agreement with Midwest City. Currently, there are 7 other municipalities that have signed agreements with the Midwest City. They include:
Un-Incorporated areas of Oklahoma County
If a municipality is interested in signing an agreement with Midwest City, Please contact Robert Streets at 405-739-1049 or by email.