City recommends waste, recycling disposal during holiday season


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Updated: 12/13/2012 11:21 am Published: 12/13/2012 11:19 am


The City of Tulsa announces disposal recommendations for residential refuse & recycling customers for the holiday season.

Holiday Yard Waste Collection:

•Regardless of service level, all yard waste is to be placed at the curb.

•The City of Tulsa Green Waste crews will collect yard waste at the curb on the customer's primary collection day.

• The City of Tulsa will offer complimentary collection of Christmas trees during the months of December and January. During this time no ‘Green Waste’ sticker will need to be applied to discarded trees.

•Christmas trees may be placed at the curb on the customer's primary collection day.

•Christmas trees may be no longer than 6 ft. in length. Trees longer than 6 ft. in length will need to be cut into lengths 6 ft. or smaller.

•Please remove lights and tinsel from Christmas trees.

•Any capacity in the customer's refuse cart may be used for holiday greenery to include Christmas trees.


Recycling:

•Recycling is collected on the customer's primary collection day.

•Any capacity in the customer's recycling cart may be used for acceptable recyclable items to include cardboard.

•Wrapping paper and Styrofoam are not acceptable recyclable items. (Note: Cardboard wrapping paper tubes may be recycled)

•Cardboard that does not fit inside the customer's recycling cart may be stored and placed in the recycling cart on a future collection date or cut into lengths that fit inside the customer's refuse cart.

•Cardboard placed outside of the customer's refuse and/or recycling cart(s) will not be collected.

•No plastic film accepted.

•No ribbons or bows accepted although customers are encouraged to repurpose.


Items That Do Not Fit Inside the Refuse or Recycling Cart(s):

•Extra refuse placed outside of the customer’s refuse and/or recycling cart(s) will need to be bagged and have an ‘Extra Refuse’ sticker applied to each bag.

•Cardboard or any items placed outside of the customer's refuse and/or recycling cart(s) will not be collected unless properly bagged with the appropriate sticker.


To learn more about The City of Tulsa’s residential refuse and recycling program and/or holiday collection schedule, please visit www.cityoftulsa.org/trash or call 918-596-9777.


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Nickryda - 1/4/2014 2:13 PM
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Not only does the citizen do all the work but they pay for it too.

Mayor Maynot - 12/13/2012 12:14 PM
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That's a pretty good scam. The citizen does all the work as the city waltzes across the finish line for the payoff slick.
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