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 second cart at a small, additional charge.
Trash Pickup by Day
Here is the pickup schedule:
- 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 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.
These should not be placed curbside for pickup. Items such as paints, oil, corrosive solvents, pool chemicals, or pesticides 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 year of hazardous waste AND e-waste (TVs, VCRs, and so forth). All you have to do is call the hotline at (800) 449-7587 to schedule. You will receive a collection kit and instructions.
Large Item Pick Up
Edmond offers (for a fee) up to 12 bulk pickups per calendar year. To dispose of a large item, contact Waste Services for a collection date and exact charge, which is based on the size of the item. In general, bulk pickup for the southeast portion of Edmond is the first week of the month, followed by the southwest in the second week, the northwest in the third and the northeast in the fourth.
Bulk Item Dropoff
You can 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.
There is no pickup on the following days: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. In general, holidays simply push the schedule back one day for the remainder of the week.
Does Edmond Provide Recycling Services?
Yes. You can obtain an 18-gallon curbside recycling bin 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, and phone books.