City Of Tulsa To Collect Recycling From Skipped Areas

Friday, June 11th 2010, 3:36 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The City of Tulsa's recycling contractor is working to collect from households that were skipped as the new curbside schedule went into effect.

Almost 350 calls came into the city from customers whose recycling had not been collected.

"RR Waste Solutions, the new contractor, brought in extra trucks and workers to catch up and assist while the employees familiarize themselves with the routes," according to Bob Bledsoe of the Tulsa Communications Department.

6/2/2010 Related Story: City Of Tulsa Changes Recycling Pick Up Schedule

"Public Works managers will continue to work with the new contractor to ensure customer service."

The schedule changed June 1, going from twice a month to every two weeks pickup. That results in two additional collections per year.

There are now 10 different collection routes. See the map.

Curbside recycling is a voluntary service. City of Tulsa trash-service customers may subscribe for $2 per month. Recyclables will not be collected unless customers have the City-provided green recycling bins, but subscribers can also set out additional materials if there is more than the bin will hold.

More about Tulsa recycling

Customers will continue to use the same bins and the same materials are eligible for recycling. Those include:

  • newspapers
  • junk mail
  • magazines
  • office paper
  • plastics (labeled 1 and 2) 
  • glass 
  • aluminum