If you live in or are moving to Del City, Oklahoma, get important frequently asked questions on trash pickup and recycling for the community.
Where Do I Put My trash?
Del City residents are provided two poly-carts for household waste, and trash service charges are billed monthly to a city utility account. In all likelihood, there will be a poly-cart at the residence, but if not, you'll need to ask for one when initiating utility service at the city offices, 3701 SE 15th Street.
The city specifically says they will not pick up household garbage in any containers other than the provided poly-carts. Place your cart curbside, within 1 foot of the curb, by 6 a.m. on the morning of your pickup.
Remember that pickup system is automated, so don't place carts behind a parked car, hedge or other obstruction.
For information on your specific day of collection, contact the Del City Sanitation Department.
What If One Cart Is Not Enough?
Del City has additional poly-carts available for an additional charge.
What If I'm Not Physically Capable of Placing the Cart by the Curb?
No problem. A Del City sanitation truck driver would be happy to help.
What About Grass Cuttings, Tree Limbs or Christmas Trees?
You have a couple of options available to you for these items. First, If your poly-cart is completely full, Del City allows as many as 6 bags (weighing no more than 30 pounds each) of yard waste (NOT household waste) to be placed next to the cart for regular pickup. Just make sure the bags are within 5 feet of the cart.
Next, you can schedule an individual item pickup by calling their number. The city offers this service for a number of items.
Finally, understand that Del City residents can get a discount rate at the landfill located on Bryant Avenue, just north of 1-240.
The facility is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the week and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. A Del City water bill and photo identification are required.
What About Really Big Items?
The final two options above apply here as well. Individual pickups for bulk items such as sofas, appliances or furniture can be scheduled by calling (405) 671-2820. Or items can be dropped off at the landfill.
Other Than Yard Waste, Is There Anything I Can't Throw Away?
Yes. You should never dispose of tires, batteries or hazardous chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and swimming pool chemicals. The landfill will not accept these items either. Also, Del City specifies residents not put building materials into poly-carts, things like bricks, boards, sheetrock, concrete or dirt.
So What Do I Do With Those Hazardous Materials?
You can take materials such as paint, pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries and chemicals to the Stormwater Quality Management Division in nearby Midwest City. To schedule a drop-off. Items are received on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Does Del City Provide Recycling Services?
No, not at this time. However, note that many schools and churches in town have green and yellow recycling bins for newspapers and magazines. Home improvement stores Home Depot and Lowe's will recycle some batteries, auto parts stores can recycle motor oil, and electronics store Best Buy has a program for recycling used electronics.