As part of the City of Tulsa’s new residential refuse and recycling program, there will be no charge for yard waste collection, to include organic or garden material such as leaves, grass, plants, branches and hedge trimmings, during the months of November, December and January.
During those months, yard waste that doesn’t fit inside of a refuse cart may be bagged in transparent bags or bundled and placed at the curb. ‘Green Waste’ stickers are not needed during the three months of free service.
Regardless of service level, including backyard or extended backyard service, all yard waste must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the customer’s primary collection day.
Bagged yard waste placed outside of the refuse cart must be in transparent bags so that the contents may be verified by the hauler to ensure proper disposal at the City’s green waste and mulch facility. Yard waste placed in non-transparent bag will not be collected. (The City of Tulsa has verified that transparent bags may be purchased at area Ace Hardware stores, Best Electric Hardware store, Home Depot and Lowes stores.)
Sticks and branches must be tied in 4’x 2’ bundles and placed at the curb for collection.
Residents may also dispose of yard waste at no cost by taking the material to the City of Tulsa’s Green Waste Facility located at 10401 East 56th Street North. The site is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., excluding city observed holidays. A current driver’s license with a Tulsa address is requested for admittance, and residents may drop off green waste free of charge year-round.
For more information about green waste collection or other City of Tulsa Solid Waste Services programs, please call (918) 596-9777 or visit www.cityoftulsa.org/trash