Starting Monday, thousands of Oklahoma City households get new trash pickup day

Oklahoma City sent postcards to households alerting them of changes to the trash collections schedule. (KOKH/Caroline Vandergriff)

Starting Monday, Oklahoma City is rolling out new trash collection routes to keep costs low and to prepare for the new recycling program.

About 91,000 households will see a change to their trash or bulk waste pick-up day.

“The old routes, which the city shares with Waste Management, our contractor, really started to look like a jigsaw puzzle,” said Jennifer McClintock, spokesperson for the Oklahoma City Utilities Department.

The city went back to the drawing board to create the most efficient and effective trash routes possible. Consolidating the routes will help the city save money and prepare for a new future.

“It is a very necessary first step in order to launch the new recycling program, which we will officially start in July,” said McClintock.

The new recycling program will replace the small recycling bins with large green ones, similar to the current trash carts. The delivery of 195,000 of those large carts will start in late February.

To see if your pick-up date is changing, enter your address here. You can also find more information about the new schedule here.

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