The annual Spring Cleanup event is your opportunity to pretty up around your house and yard. This can include cleaning up all the stuff accumulated since last spring or breaking out that new flower or vegetable bed.
Spring Cleanup is for Ponca City residents only. The Solid Waste crews will pick up most trash and haul it away, or residents can haul it to the landfill themselves and get rid of it for free.
Landfill Dumping Guidelines
Citizens must show a CURRENT PCUA (electric) Utility Bill with trash service. The address on the PCUA (electric) bill and their driver’s license must match! In an effort to discourage unauthorized commercial dumping, vehicles larger than a pickup or trailer will be charged standard landfill fees. Limit: 6 loads
The crews will pick up any extra items placed in your regular pickup area with the exception of the following:
- Poisons, acids, and caustics
- Car batteries
- Body wastes
- Large bulky objects such as automobile frames, tires (see tire section), and any items or materials (that could contain Freon, PCB, etc.) or could cause damage to collection equipment or personal injury to collectors.
- Dirt, rocks, concrete and other debris resulting from construction or demolition
- Dead animals, animal excreta, or any article or substance soiled by human or animal blood or excreta that has not been wrapped and tightly sealed in moisture proof wrapping prior to placement for collection
- Logs greater than 8 inches in diameter and longer than 4 feet or weighing more than 75 pounds
- Brush that is not bundled, longer than 4 feet in length and weighing more than 75 pounds
- Containers larger than 35 gallons that contain non-containerized refuse
Located at 1001 W. Prospect – Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9–5 and will accept the following items:
- Car batteries
- Latex paint
- Clean glass
- Clean Tin Cans
- Aluminum cans
- Mixed Metals
For those wishing to dispose of motor oil, the following merchants will accept it within the limits specified:
Auto Zone, 2104 N. 14th – Motor oil only. Up to 5 gallons per person, per day!
O’Reilly Auto Parts, 3019 N. 14th & 104 W. Grand – Motor oil, transmission fluid, and differential grease only. Up to 5 gallons per person, per day!
For anyone who has poisons, antifreeze or chemicals for disposal, the best suggestion is to store them (following the manufacturer’s directions) until a Household Hazardous Waste Day
Trees, brush, construction debris, etc. may be disposed of by special pickup. Special pickups may be arranged by calling 767-0411. Special pickups carry a minimum charge of $37.95 and could be more depending on quantity and items for disposal.
Tires…Friend or Foe?
Tires become quite a nuisance when they wear out and are replaced. They take up space and deteriorate the looks of your property, not to mention they become the breeding grounds to some dangerous critters. To top it all off you have to pay to get rid of them! Well not this time! During the Annual Spring Clean-Up you can get rid of them once and for all, with NO additional cost to you!
The Restrictions: The tires must be 24 inches or smaller. Tires on rims, tractor or heavy equipment tires will not be accepted! Those residents wishing to dispose of tires should keep them separate, and place the tires in the designated area at the Landfill. City crews will not pick up tires.
High Grass & Weeds
Grass and weeds that exceed 12 inches in height are defined by City codes as a public nuisance. Non-compliance by owners or residents can result in citations. The City also has the right to have the property cleaned; the expense is then billed to the owner.
Overhanging Limbs and Brush
All vegetation must be trimmed back to the right-of-way lines such that free and convenient travel over and along the sidewalk and street or alley is possible. Vegetation shall be trimmed to provide vertical clearance of at least 14 feet above streets and alleys and to at least 8 feet above sidewalks. The City also has the right to have the right-of-way cleared and the expenses billed to the owner. Also remember to follow the rules regarding tree planting under power lines. Contact PC Energy at 767-0405 for more information.
Abandoned, junked, inoperable, or untagged vehicles are not allowed on private property unless they are enclosed in a building. Vehicles that violate these standards are public nuisances, and can be towed from the property by contractors at the request of Code Enforcement.
Contact: Tim McNew, Solid Waste Superintendent, 767-0411