Christmas tree removal delayed

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Updated: 1/21 3:07 pm Published: 1/21 3:05 pm

Crews are slightly behind with Christmas tree removal due to an overwhelming response of greenwaste that was left at the curb from the ice storm in December.

The same crews that help with greenwaste service and Christmas tree removal are utilized in emergency response for winter weather. With the adverse weather that Tulsa has experienced, the culmination of weather events has put crews slightly behind for Christmas tree removal.

Crews compiled an internal list of residents that still need to receive Christmas tree removal, but if citizens want to be assured they are on the Christmas tree removal list, they may submit an online form to the Customer Care Center, Please make sure to include “Christmas Tree Removal” in the subject line. If customers do not have access to a computer, please call the Customer Care Center at 918-596-9777.

City crews have nine trucks dedicated to greenwaste service for 116,800 customers. Crews typically remove 10-20 tons of greenwaste per day. On Saturday, crews removed 51 tons of greenwaste at the curb.

Christmas tree removal is an extra service provided by the City of Tulsa and all Christmas trees are being taken to the greenwaste site by city crews.

Residents can leave their live Christmas trees at the curb for disposal through January. No lights, ornaments, tinsel or plastic wrap can be left on the tree. Trees should be no longer than six feet.

Regular greenwaste service at the curb for limbs and branches must be in bundles, 2-feet across and 4-feet long. Residents can also dispose of greenwaste at the City’s green waste site, 10401 E. 56th St. N. This site is free for Tulsa residents who show a driver’s license with a Tulsa address or City of Tulsa utility bill.

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