Waste, Trash, and Recycling in Norman, Oklahoma

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Are you moving to Norman, Oklahoma? If so, you'll need to establish trash service. Here is all the information you need on Norman sanitation, details on trash pickup, bulk pickup, schedules, and recycling in Norman.

Trash Service

Residential trash service in Norman costs $14 per month. Each address in the city limits is assigned its own household trash polycart. The city specifically says that all trash must be placed in the cart, so don't use any other kind of commercial trash can or bin.

Place your cart within two feet of the curb, with two feet clearance on either side and the handles facing away from the street. It should be put out no earlier than noon the day prior to collection, no later than 7:30 a.m. on the day of collection. Then, remove it no later than noon the day after collection. To find your day of trash service, use the sanitation route map from the city of Norman.

Grass Cuttings, Tree Limbs, Christmas Trees

Don't place these materials in your cart. Instead, use trash bags or cans that are less than 35 gallons. The city of Norman offers a Yard Waste collection service weekly (only once a month during December, January, and February), and the waste is then recycled at the city's compost facility. Sanitation asks that tree limbs be bundled with twine or string, measuring no more than 4 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter. A collection map is available for determining your service day.

Large Items

For bulky items that won't fit in your cart, you'll need to call the Sanitation Division to schedule a special pick-up. There is an additional charge for this service.

Also, know that the city of Norman offers special spring and fall cleanup days in which they accept items typically not accepted, including bulk waste such as couches, mattresses, refrigerators, and air conditioners (minus freon).

Hazardous Materials

The city asks that you not dispose of rocks, concrete, dirt, hot ashes, coals, paints, flammable liquids, and other hazardous waste such as batteries, antifreeze, kitchen grease/oil, motor oil, or tires. For these products, there are a number of sites in the area that accept them for disposal.


Norman has biweekly curbside recycling. A small monthly charge applies, and items accepted include aluminum cans, clean tin food cans (no paint cans, aluminum foil, or aerosol cans), glass jars, glass bottles (no broken glass or light bulbs), newspapers, phone books, magazines (no books or cardboard), and most plastics #1-7. A detailed list is available on the city's website.

In addition, Norman has three recycling drop-off centers in the city:

  • Hollywood Shopping Center - McGee and Lindsey
  • Cleveland County Fairgrounds - 1499 N. Porter
  • Fire Station #9 - 3001 E. Alameda
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