Trash, recycling pickup happening earlier

TULSA, Okla. — Starting May 10, curbside trash and recycling pickup for Tulsa residential customers will begin at 5 a.m. temporarily.

FOX23 brought you breaking news when a fire broke out at Tulsa Recycling and Transfer (TRT) in April. Firefighters on the scene told FOX23 a lithium-ion battery initiated the fire, an item which shouldn’t be recycled in the first place.

Since that fire, the City is sending both trash and recycling to the Covanta Waste for Energy Plant until TRT resumes operation. With several municipalities now using this site, trash and recycling trucks have been waiting in long lines to drop off their loads. Tulsa’s trash and recycling haulers are adjusting their pickup times to reduce their waiting time.

The City hasn’t said when the trash and recycling pickup time will return to the usual 6 a.m. start. The schedule will be reviewed in three months.

M.e.t. Depots remain open for Tulsa residents to recycle:

· East Tulsa: 2160 S Garnett Rd

· Downtown Tulsa: 1101 S Cincinnati Ave

· Central Tulsa: 3495 S Sheridan Rd