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Oklahoma City expands curbside storm debris pickup area

Post Date:05/30/2019 4:50 PM

City officials have expanded the officially designated May 25 storm damage area to include the area from Meridian Avenue to May Avenue between NW 23rd and NW 36th streets. This includes the Pennington 10, Denniston Park and Lyons Park neighborhoods.

Curbside storm debris pickup began Wednesday for Oklahoma City residents in the official storm area.

Waste collection crews will make two sweeps of the designated storm area from May 29 to June 17. This gives residents time to put debris on the curb and cut it into smaller pieces, if necessary. The first sweep will take about 10 days, with the second sweep starting after that.

There won’t be an additional charge for the special debris pickup on the monthly utility bill for residents in the official storm area. Storm debris should be stacked separately from other bulky waste, and any storm debris set out after the special collection ends June 17 will be subject to regular bulky waste collection rules.

Officials had completed a damage assessment Tuesday to identify the official storm area boundaries, but expanded the area after further inspections.

Designated storm area

There are five sections of the storm area, generally following a track from NW 10th Street and MacArthur Boulevard to NE 63rd Street and Martin Luther King Avenue.

Click here for a map. The four sections are:

  • From MacArthur Boulevard to May Avenue between NW 10th and NW 23rd streets.
  • From May to Santa Fe Avenue between NW/NE 10th and NW/NE 36th streets.
  • From Santa Fe to Martin Luther King Avenue between NE 23rd and NE 50th streets.
  • From Kelley Avenue to Martin Luther King between NE 23rd and NE 63rd streets.
  • From Meridian Avenue to May between NW 23rd and NW 36th streets.

What we collect

In the special storm collection, the City will collect downed trees, limbs, fencing and other vegetative debris. Tree limbs must be cut in sections no longer than 10 feet.

Stack the debris on the curb. Do not include regular bulky waste that isn’t storm debris, like furniture or appliances, which should stacked separately and set out on the proper date subject to regular bulky waste collection rules.

Make sure all debris is stacked away from mailboxes, poles, gas and power lines, water meters, trees and other obstructions.

There won’t be additional utility bill fees for residents in the designated area so long as the debris is properly stacked and set out during the special collection period.

People whose regular bulky waste pickup day falls within the special storm collection period can still but bulky waste on the curb as long as it’s in a separate pile. Regular bulky waste rates apply for customers who exceed the standard 4 cubic yards for regular bulky waste pickup.

Learn more about regular bulky waste collection at okc.gov/water. Visit okc.gov/mytrashday to find your bulky waste pickup day.

Call Utilities Customer Service at (405) 297-2833 for questions and details.

Commercial properties

Commercial properties – including businesses, churches, schools, nonprofits and other organizations – are not eligible for the City’s special storm collection. Those properties are responsible for their own debris collection.

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Media Contact
Jennifer McClintock
(405) 297-3363 / (405) 464-9288
jennifer.mcclintock@okc.gov

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