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Claremore to celebrate Earth Day with community clean-up and educational events

Claremore is celebrating Earth Day with clean-up events and community outreach.

The events are associated with the “Keep Oklahoma Beautiful” program, designed to empower Oklahomans to preserve and enhance the state’s natural beauty and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. The following clean-up programs are being held in the area:

  • The City of Claremore will host its annual Household Hazardous Waste Event, held in conjunction with Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023. This initiative provides an opportunity for Rogers County residents to safely dispose of common household pollutants, such as E-Waste, tires, ammunition and medication. Items can be dropped off for discarding from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center at 915 W. Will Rogers Blvd.

  • Rogers County is hosting its Household Waste Event and Rogers County Trash-Off. From Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22, locations across Rogers County will be open for residents to throw away large household items, such as furniture, mattresses, carpeting and other objects too large to fit into a trash bin.

The City of Claremore Public Works department partnered with Claremore Public Schools to educate fifth-graders through an art contest highlighting pollution prevention. The winning artwork will be displayed on a city trash truck for five years and was designed by Hanna Steshey from Catalayah Elementary.

Claremore is also partnering with CF Industries to highlight the importance of environmental health. A coordinated clean-up effort of Cat Creek, the stream running behind the Ne-Mar shopping center and through Cat Creek Dog Park, will be held during the Household Hazardous Waste Event. Additionally, the Rogers State University Environmental Club is offering an educational opportunity allowing residents to explore the creek’s macroinvertebrate and fish data and learn more about the insects which live in our watershed.

“We are excited to celebrate Earth Day and recognize the importance of environmental health in our community,” said Julianna Monnot, Stormwater Manager for the City of Claremore. “Sustainability is a collaborative effort and we appreciate our partners at Rogers County, CF Industries and Rogers State University for their assistance in hosting these valuable educational opportunities.”

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