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Trash and Recycling FAQs

Sanitation Division's primary responsibility is to collect and dispose of or
recycle all solid waste in the City of Norman in compliance with state and
federal regulations. The
division is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (405)-329-1023.


What is my pickup day?

You can find your pickup day
online here.
Simply put your address in the search field and check the boxes that apply.

How do I get my big trash picked up?

Bulky collection is scheduled
Saturdays twice per month. The specific Saturdays of collection are based on
demand. Bulky collection is $25. For more information, call Sanitation services
at 329-1023.

Twice during the year, we provide
a city-wide cleanup. One cleanup is in the spring, and one is in the fall.
Watch the City of Norman website or Facebook page
for details. You can also sign up to receive Norman News via

What if my trash or recycling cart was not picked up?

On rare occasions we may be late
providing service due to weather or unusual volumes being collected.  We
typically continue to collect from trash carts until dark.  Trash carts
not serviced will be collected the next day.  You can give us a call as
soon as possible during business hours at 329-1023 or send an e-mail to

Where can I take my extra trash?

can take your trash to the transfer station located at 3901 S. Chautauqua from
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturdays. The fee is $12 for up to 600 pounds for City of Norman residents.
Non-residents will be $15 up to 500 pounds. Bring proof of residence such as
your most recent water bill.



In addition to residential pick up services, there are
three recycle drop-off locations in Norman.

  • Fire Station No. 9, 3001 Alameda St.; 
  • Hollywood Shopping Center, McGee Dr. and Lindsey St.;
  • Cleveland County Fairground, 1499 N. Porter. 

What can I recycle?

We can accept:

  • Aluminum:  Empty Aluminum Cans, Aluminum Foil
    (clean, non-food contaminated)
  • Glass: Clean Food Jars, Colored Bottles (empty
    containers only)
  • Paper: Newspapers, Office Paper, Magazines, Advertising
    Inserts, Junk Mail and Phone Books
  • Plastics #1-7, with some exceptions: Clean Milk
    Jugs, Beverage Containers, Detergent Jugs, Shampoo and Conditioner
    Bottles (Stamped #1 or #2 on the bottom.) #3-7 (Juice, yogurt, dairy,
    margarine tubs, prescription vials, clean garden pots or flats) Clean
    plastic trays, cups and plates.
  • Steel and Tin: Clean Food Cans and Lids (empty cans
  • Paperboard: Cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes (no wax coated
  • Cardboard and Paper Bags (Flatten cardboard and cut into

We are not able to accept garbage, food residue, chemicals including:

  • Aluminum: Aluminum Foil Trays, Aerosol Cans or Paint
  • Glass: Mirrors or Window glass, Ceramics or Dishes,
    Broken Glass or Light Bulbs
  • Paper: Tissue, Disposable Diapers or Rags, Wrapping
    Paper, Food-Soiled paper (such as pizza or fast food boxes), Books
  • Plastics: Toxic Containers (such as motor oil),
    Plastic stretch wrap, Hangers
  • Plastic Bags (shopping bags,etc.)
  • Other: Styrofoam, Packing Peanuts or Tissue
  • Medical Waste
  • Household Cleaners
  • Tires

Make sure to empty and rinse all containers. 

Locate Your Address on the Curbside Recycling Map

more recycling information please visit Recycle Norman or our recycling
partner Republic Services. The following link will
show a simple list of do's and don'ts for recycling: Recycling Simplified

Recycling Calendar

For more
information about Sanitation services visit