There was some confusion on the questions during the most recent election, causing the county commissioners to lose the penny sales tax that has been in place for the past 30 years. (It will likely be on the ballot again come January.) This tax is used to improve our county roads and bridges.

Because the vote didn’t pass, the solid waste sites were in danger of closing. The Claremore City Council has voted to keep them open until June 2019, at which time the situation will be re-evaluated.

If you didn’t know, Rogers County residents can take solid waste to any of the three county barns. Each district has one; you do not have to go to the barn in your district. Please provide driver’s license to show proof of residency.

The following items will be accepted:
*furniture, mattresses, carpeting
*yard and tree brush
*home remodeling debris (no contractors)
*car and truck tires
*large household items not picked up by regular trash service
*appliances with refrigerants or CFCs removed

They CANNOT accept:
*household garbage (no trash bags)
*dead animals
*paint or paint products, batteries
*caustic or hazardous materials of any kind
*material containing asbestos
*cylinders or other containers of compressed gas
*containers with oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, or hydrocarbons

The county barns are located at:

Claremore: 2425 S. Warehouse Rd.
Inola: 17614 E. 589 Rd.
Catoosa:  204 N. Shawnee St.

Hours are Monday – Friday, 8a – 4p, and the first Saturday of the month from 8a – 12p.