Holidays will shift trash collection
BY BRIAN BARBER World Staff Writer
Sunday, December 23, 2012
12/23/12 at 2:36 AM
Read more about Tulsa’s trash
and recycling services.
No trash or recycling service will be conducted in Tulsa on Tuesday in observance of Christmas or the following Tuesday for New Year's Day.
As a result, customers with once-a-week collection will have their service moved forward one day.
So, Tuesday customers will have Wednesday collection, Wednesday customers will have Thursday collection, Thursday customers will have Friday collection, and Friday customers will have Saturday collection.
Monday once-a-week customers will see no change.
Residents who have twice-a-week service also will have a different schedule for the two holiday weeks.
Monday-Thursday customers will have Monday-Friday service, Tuesday-Friday customers will have Wednesday-Saturday service, and Wednesday-Saturday customers will have Thursday-Saturday service.
Tulsans who are ready to chuck their Christmas trees out of their homes soon after their celebrations need only to set them by the curb for collection.
Green waste and recycling are collected on a customer's primary collection day, which for twice-a-week customers is the first day in their weekly cycle.
Trees should be no longer than 6 feet. Trees longer than that have to be cut into smaller lengths. All decorative lights, tinsel and ornaments must be removed for collection.
No green waste stickers are required since November, December and January are free green waste collection months.
Trees also may be taken to the city's green waste site at 10401 E. 56th St. North, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week excluding holidays.
Residents should remember that any trash that cannot fit into their trash carts must be bagged and have an "extra refuse" sticker affixed to each bag. The stickers are available at all QuikTrip locations for 50 cents each.
Cardboard and many other materials can be placed in a customer's recycling cart for collection.
However, wrapping paper, Styrofoam, plastic film, and ribbons and bows are not acceptable recycling items.
Original Print Headline: Holidays shift trash pick up a day
Brian Barber 918-581-8322
A mechanical claw tips a trash can into a truck as Brent Caldwell drives his route in a neighborhood near 81st Street and Elwood Avenue recently in Tulsa. MATT BARNARD / Tulsa World file