The City of Bartlesville’s free dumping site for tree debris caused by weekend storms will remain open Monday through Saturday through Aug. 3. The site, located on State Highway 60 West just east of the Green Country Rodeo grounds, was initially scheduled to close this week. Additionally, City crews will begin collecting remaining tree debris next month, Public Works Director Keith Henry said today.

“We’ve extended the dates for the free dump site to give everyone an opportunity to be able to dispose of their tree debris at no additional cost,” Henry said, noting the site will be closed on Sunday, July 28.

Debris taken to the dumping site is limited to tree limbs due to Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality permitting restrictions.

“It is important that everybody understands that our permitting from ODEQ requires that nothing other than tree debris be dumped at the site,” Henry said. “Anything other than tree debris, including trash, fences and lumber, is strictly prohibited. Plastic bags and trash bags are also not permitted.”

Dumping hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No dumping will be permitted after Aug. 3. The site is for residential customers only. No commercial dumping is permitted.

“Also, for those who need assistance, beginning Monday, Aug. 5, we will start making rounds through town to pick up storm debris,” Henry said.

Debris must be cut into lengths no longer than eight feet and must be placed at the curb or the road’s edge for collection. Debris must be placed for collection no later than 6 a.m. on Aug. 5. Only one trip per neighborhood affected by Sunday’s storm will be made.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 918.338.4131.