OKC Adding Trash Collection Day To Pick Up Remaining Storm Debris


Friday, October 15th 2021, 5:17 pm
By: Storme Jones


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Wave after wave of storms have left residents cleaning up across the metro this week.

The City of Oklahoma City said crews are dealing with two separate issues.

First, some neighborhoods were blocked by limbs and other debris Friday morning which made roads impassable for trash trucks.

The city said even the neighborhoods crews could get into many had dumpster carts blown away making retune trash collection nearly impossible.

The city is adding an additional trash pickup day next week on Wednesday, Oct. 20, for the areas between South May Avenue to South High Avenue and Southeast 15th Street to Southeast 59th Street, an area typically serviced on Fridays.

Crews will begin collecting tree and limb debris from the October 15 storm beginning Monday, October 25. Collection will take place within the following boundary areas. Customers should have their debris to the curb no later than Sunday, October 24.

  1.  Portland Avenue to High Avenue, and from South 59th to South 29th streets
  2. Western Avenue to High Avenue between South 74th to South 59th streets
  3. May Avenue to High Avenue between South 29th and South 15th streets

The second issue is the additional limbs on the ground that need to be picked up by the city.

Public works crews are still out assessing those needs right now. They said limb pick-up days will be announced soon. 

You can report downed tree limbs to the city by calling 405-297-3451.

Outside the Oklahoma City limits, the state wants to know about your damage. You can report it by clicking here.