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Recycling Preparations


  • Empty and rinse containers and remove lids.
  • Place container within 2 feet of the curb prior to 7:00 am on the day of collection.
  • Return container to house within 12 hours.
  • For additional information contact City of Norman Sanitation at 329-1023


  • 1 glass bottle - The energy saved from recycling 1 glass bottle will light a 100 watt light bulb for 4 hours.
  • 1 ton of newspapers saves 17 trees.
  • 1 aluminum can - The energy saved from recycling 1 aluminum can will operate a computer for 3 hours.
  • If we recycled every plastic bottle, we would keep 2 billion tons of plastic out of landfills.*
  • Every year enough paper is thrown away to make a 12-foot wall from New York to California.
  • Energy saved each year recycling steel would power Los Angeles for eight years.

Across the country Republic Services recycling efforts result in estimated saving of 20 million trees, five billion kilowatt hours of energy, and 8.5 billion gallons of water each year. From its 54 recycling centers across the nation, nearly two million tons of recyclables are removed from the waste stream.

*Source: EPA