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Higher than normal trash volume may mean delays for some Oklahoma City customers

Post Date:05/07/2020 1:44 PM

Oklahoma City trash, recycling and bulky waste customers may experience a slight delay in service as crews grapple with an unusually large amount of trash and landscape debris.

If your trash or recycling isn’t collected on your assigned day, leave it out an extra day for pickup. The same applies for monthly bulky waste collection, which is usually a three-day process. Find your day at okc.gov/mytrashday.

The high volume of trash is likely attributable to the spring landscape season, and more people staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With many residents taking on home projects and cleaning out closets and garages, crews picked up almost 18% more trash compared to last year during April’s regular pickup, Solid Waste Superintendent Jim Linn said. The number of residences with items set out for April bulky waste collection spiked 30% from last year.

“Bulky waste is especially challenging right now, because we have to increase the number of stops we make. It slows us down in the long term,” said Linn.

If your trash or recycling isn’t picked up after one extra day, or your bulky waste isn’t picked up after four total days (one extra day), call Utilities Customer Service at (405) 297-2833.

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

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