Note to Customers: For the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, the Utilities Department will not pick up any bagged trash, including bagged grass and/or landscape clippings set out alongside trash carts, or on big trash days. Your regular trash, recycling and big trash pick-up service will continue without disruption. Learn more about our COVID-19 response here.
Almost any big junk or debris that won’t fit in your Big Blue can be collected as part of the City's monthly bulky waste program. Bulky waste collection is included as part of your regular trash and recycling services.
When is my bulky waste pick-up day?
Your bulky waste pick-up day is generally around the same week and day each month (i.e. first Monday, second Tuesday, third Friday, etc.). The exact date may differ since we do not start bulky service until the first full week of the month, starting on a Monday. Always check our pick-up calendar or look at your most recent OKC Utilities bill confirm your collection date.
What about holidays?
There is no holiday schedule for bulk waste pick-up. Collection follows the regular bulk schedule as listed on your utility bill.
When should I set out my bulk waste?
Set out your bulky trash no later than 6 a.m. on your assigned monthly pick-up date. Please allow up to three days for crews to pick everything up.
You can set it out as early as three days prior to your assigned day, but not earlier.
Do I pay extra for bulk waste?
The first four cubic yards (about the size of two refrigerators or six clothes dryers) are included in your monthly service fee. Customers who place more than that amount may be charged for additional waste on their next Utilities bill.
Bulky Waste Set-out Guidelines
- Place your bulky waste on the curb and not in the street. Leave about 5 feet of space on all sides, and do not place bulky waste near mailboxes, trees, electric boxes, gas meters, power lines or other obstacles.
- Place items loose on the curbside in an area where they can be easily picked up. Do not use your Big Blue or Big Green carts.
- Do not place items on the driveway or over storm drains.
- Do not cover your water meter.
- Do not place bulk trash in an empty lot or on unoccupied property. This is considered illegal dumping and the waste will not be picked up.
What we can pick up:
- large and small household appliances (see special instructions for refrigerants, below)
- mattresses, furniture and carpets
- small trees and landscape waste from DIY projects (see below for allowable limits)
- small waste produced by DIY home repair (no contractor waste)
- glass and mirrors (must be wrapped in cardboard and secured)
What we can’t pick up:
- Acids and caustics*
- Automotive repair waste: Includes parts and/or liquid waste from automotive, boat or motorcycle repair, tires and rimes, automobile frames, crankcase, transmissions, wheels and tires, brake fluid, degreasers and lubricants
- Batteries of any kind, including automotive batteries*
- Bricks, concrete, rocks or similar materials from DIY home projects.
- Contractor waste: Uncontained sheetrock, concrete, gypsum and roofing materials, remodeling and demolition debris, dirt, bricks, rocks or concrete. These should be carried of by your contractor.
- Diapers and pet waste
- Fuels of any types, including propane tanks*
- Landscape waste: includes landscape waste and trees cut by a professional contractor. Special conditions will apply for special pick-ups as the result of severe weather.
- Nuclear materials
- Oils, including automotive oil, house repair lubricants and cooking oils*
- Paints and solvents*
- Poisons* (Includes pest control, landscape and other poisonous materials)
- Pool chemicals*
- Rust remover*
- Sewage and septic waste
*Items marked with an asterisk will be accepted at the City's Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Do you pick up appliances?
The City will pick up large and small household appliances, including refrigerators. However, for any appliances containing Freon or other coolants, including refrigerators or air conditioners – customers need to call our Customer Service Center in advance at (405) 297-2833 to make special arrangements prior to your regular bulk pick-up day.
What about glass and mirrors?
Glass and mirrors (including large mirrors, shower doors and storm doors) are accepted under the following conditions:
- Items must be boxed or wrapped securely in cardboard or a similar material;
- Items must be marked with the word “glass” in large letters so crews know what they are picking up. If glass and mirrors are not secured and labeled properly, our trucks will not pick them up.
There was a bed bug infestation in our home. Will you pick up those items?
Yes. We will pick up items that have been infested with bed bugs. However, ALL items must be securely wrapped in plastic and marked with a sign that says “BED BUGS.” This will allow crews to clean and disinfect our trucks.
What about tree or yard waste?
The City will pick up yard waste produced during basic DIY landscape projects. However, large trees or bulk waste produced by contracted landscapers must be hauled off by the landscaper. In the event of a severe weather outbreak that results in tree and/or household damage, the City will provide special instructions on storm-related waste pick-up, including tree limbs and other debris.