Upcoming Events

April 1, 2024 | Featured|Headlines

City Wide Garage Sale

The annual City-Wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 6.

For this one day only, the City will waive the regular requirements for a garage sale, the $5 permit is not required, and the garage sale will not be counted toward the yearly limit of two. Residents who hold garage sales on this day are encouraged to place the leftovers out at their regular trash pickup spot for proper disposal or donate them to a local charity. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Saturday, April 13.

Spring Clean-Up

the annual Spring Clean-Up event will be held April 6 thru April 13 for Ponca City residents. 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.

Solid Waste crews will pick up any extra items placed in the regular pickup area except the following: poisons, acids, and caustics; car batteries; explosives; body wastes; large bulky objects such as automobile frames; tires; items or materials containing freon, PCB, etc.; items that 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, etc. that has not been wrapped and tightly sealed in moisture proof wrapping; 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; and containers larger than 35 gallons. Trees, brush, construction debris, etc. may be disposed of by calling 580-767-0411 for a special pickup. Special pickups carry a minimum charge of $42.69 and could be more depending on quantity and items for disposal.

Citizens must present a current PCUA bill with trash service and driver’s license at the Landfill. The Landfill is located at 2501 W. Riverview Road and hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a limit of six loads per resident, with loads defined as: Pickup bed equals one load; Pickup bed plus single axle trailer equals  two loads; and Pickup bed plus double axel trailer equals three loads. 

In an effort to discourage unauthorized commercial dumping, vehicles larger than a pickup or trailer will be charged standard landfill fees. Residents wanting to dispose of tires must take the tires to the designated area for tires at the Landfill, as City crews will not pick up tires. The landfill will accept tires that are 24 inches or smaller, but tires on rims, tractor tires, and heavy equipment tires will not be accepted.

The Recycling Center is located at 1001 W. Prospect Ave. and hours of operation are Wednesday thru Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Recycling Center accepts car batteries, latex paint, clean glass, clean tin cans, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, aluminum cans, books, and mixed metals. For more information, call 580-485-8884.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The City of Ponca City and Phillips 66 will hold the bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will be held in the Phillips 66 parking lot at Oak Street and South Avenue. Items accepted include:  cleaning products such as laundry, oven, wood, metal, toilet, bathroom, drain, and pool; automotive products such as motor oil in disposable container, fuel additive, carburetor cleaner, air conditioning refrigerants, starter fluid, auto batteries, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze; lawn and garden products such as herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, and fungicides; indoor pesticides such as fungicides, ant spray/bait, roach spray/ bait, flea repellent and shampoo, bug spray, houseplant insecticide, moth repellents, and mouse/rat poison/bait; flammable products such as kerosene, home heating oil, diesel fuel, lighter fluid, gas/oil mix, workshop/paint supplies, wood preservatives, adhesives/glues, furniture stripper, oil/enamel paint, stains and finishes, paint thinner/turpentine, paint stripper/remover, photographic chemicals, fixatives and solvents, and driveway sealer; and miscellaneous items such as over-the-count medication; rechargeable batteries, ammunition, and electronic/computer equipment. Items not accepted include:  medical waste, hypodermic needles, radioactive materials, dynamite, explosives, compressed gas cylinders, commercial waste, tires, any container over 5 gallons, and kitchen appliances.

Free Tax Service

AARP is offering free tax service until April 13, 2024 at the Ponca City Library. Appointments can be scheduled at the Reference Desk or by calling 580-767-0345 to make an appointment. Tax packets are available at the Reference Desk.

Earth Day

The City of Ponca City will celebrate Earth Day 2024 on Monday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Unity Gym, located at 1908 E. Woodland Road. Citizens are invited to attend and receive educational information about composting, recycling, energy savings and stormwater pollution prevention. Residents may bring personal papers for safe document shredding between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., but no commercial shredding. Free trees to plant will be available on a first come basis.