In 2008, the Oakwood Rotary Club launched a quarterly Hazardous Waste Collection Program. Four Saturdays each year, volunteer Oakwood Rotarians travel around the city and collect household hazardous materials such as oils, pesticides, paints, batteries, etc., and transport them to the Montgomery County Refuse Transfer Station where they are properly disposed. Residents call 937-296-5155, a phone number at the Public Works Department, to register for a pick-up. The Public Works Department compiles a list of pick-ups and provides the list to the team of Rotary volunteers. This has been a highly successful program, removing large amounts of hazardous material to make the community safer and keep the material out of our landfills.