Here are answers to common questions regarding trash pickup, bulk pickup, schedules and recycling in the OKC metro community of Edmond.
Does the city provide carts?
Yes. If you live within the Edmond city limits, you will have a charge on your monthly utility bill that covers a 105-gallon trash cart, holding up to 200 pounds of garbage. Trash that won't fit in the cart can be placed only in city-coded trash bags.
These 30-pound bags can be purchased in packages of 10 at the Utility Customer Service Center (1st Street and Littler Avenue) or at several Edmond area Wal-Marts, Homelands and Westlake Ace stores.
What if I fill my trash cart on a regular basis?
Buying extra city-coded bags every month may not be worth it if you regularly have more trash than the cart can hold. In that case, you'll want to get a 2nd cart at a small, additional charge (currently $4.15). Just call (405) 359-4541.
When is my weekly trash pickup?
Here is the pickup schedule. To verify an individual address, see this online map.
- Monday - Locations between Memorial and 15th from Santa Fe to Coltrane
- Tuesday - Locations between Memorial and 15th from Coltrane to Sooner AND Locations between Memorial and 33rd from Sooner to Douglas
- Wednesday - Locations between 15th and 2nd from Western to Coltrane
- Thursday - Locations between 2nd and Danforth from Western to Midwest Boulevard AND Locations between 33rd and Danforth between Midwest Boulevard and Choctaw Road
- Friday - Locations between 15th and 2nd from Coltrane to Midwest Boulevard AND Locations between 33rd and 15th from Sooner to Midwest Boulevard AND Locations north of Covell
Edmond requests carts and/or city-coded bags to be placed curbside, handles toward the house, by 7 a.m. on the morning of pickup.
Allow at least four feet clearance around the cart, as the trucks utilize robotic arms.
What about hazardous materials?
These should not be placed curbside for pickup. Items such as paints, oil, corrosive solvents, pool chemicals, or pesticides in the cart can be dropped off (for a fee) at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection facility located at SW 15th and Portland. Take your driver's license and a copy of your current City of Edmond utility statement for proof of residency.
Also, Edmond offers one home pickup day per calendar years of hazardous waste AND e-waste (TV's, VCR's, etc.). All you have to do is call the hotline at (800) 449-7587 to schedule. You will receive a collection kit and instructions.
I have a couch, appliance, large tree limb, etc. that I need picked up. What do I do?
Edmond offers (for a fee) up to 12 bulk pickups per calendar year. To dispose of a large item, contact Waste Services at (405) 359-4541 for a collection date and exact charge, which is based on the size of the item(s). In general, bulk pickup for the southeast portion of Edmond is the first week of the month, followed by the southwest in the 2nd week, the northwest in the 3rd and the northeast in the 4th.
What if I can't wait for the bulk pickup day?
No problem. Just take your items to the Edmond Transfer Station at 5300 Recycle Trail, off Air Depot just north of Covell Road. It's actually about half the cost of having them picked up, but you will need to bring your driver's license and a City of Edmond utility bill to receive the discounted rate. For more information, call (405) 216-9401.
What about pickup on holidays?
There is no pickup on the following days: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. In general, holidays simply push the schedule back one day for the remainder of the week. See the current year's holiday schedule online.
Does Edmond provide recycling services?
Yes. You can obtain an 18-gallon curbside recycling bin by calling (405) 359-4541, and recycling collection is the same day as your trash pickup, though it's a different truck collecting it.
Edmond accepts a number of common recyclables such as plastic milk, food or beverage containers, aluminum cans, glass jars and bottles, and newspapers/magazines/phone books.