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Trash and Recycling FAQs

The Sanitation Division's primary responsibility is to collect and dispose of or recycle all solid waste in the City of Norman in compliance with state and federal regulations. The division is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (405)-329-1023.


What is my pickup day?

You can find your pickup day online here. Simply put your address in the search field and check the boxes that apply.

How do I get my big trash picked up?

Bulky collection is scheduled Saturdays twice per month. The specific Saturdays of collection are based on demand. Bulky collection is $25. For more information, call Sanitation services at 329-1023.

Twice during the year, we provide a city-wide cleanup. One cleanup is in the spring, and one is in the fall. Watch the City of Norman website or Facebook page
for details. You can also sign up to receive Norman News via email. 

What if my trash or recycling cart was not picked up?

On rare occasions we may be late providing service due to weather or unusual volumes being collected.  We typically continue to collect from trash carts until dark.  Trash carts
not serviced will be collected the next day.  You can give us a call as soon as possible during business hours at 329-1023 or send an e-mail to

Where can I take my extra trash?

You can take your trash to the transfer station located at 3901 S. Chautauqua from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The fee is $12 for up to 600 pounds for City of Norman residents. Non-residents will be $15 up to 500 pounds. Bring proof of residence such as your most recent water bill.



In addition to residential pick up services, there are three recycle drop-off locations in Norman.

  • Fire Station No. 9, 3001 Alameda St.; 
  • Hollywood Shopping Center, McGee Dr. and Lindsey St.; and
  • Cleveland County Fairground, 1499 N. Porter. 

What can I recycle?

We can accept:

  • Aluminum:  Empty Aluminum Cans, Aluminum Foil (clean, non-food contaminated)
  • Glass: Clean Food Jars, Colored Bottles (empty containers only)
  • Paper: Newspapers, Office Paper, Magazines, Advertising Inserts, Junk Mail and Phone Books
  • Plastics #1-7, with some exceptions: Clean Milk Jugs, Beverage Containers, Detergent Jugs, Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles (Stamped #1 or #2 on the bottom.) #3-7 (Juice, yogurt, dairy, margarine tubs, prescription vials, clean garden pots or flats) Clean plastic trays, cups and plates.
  • Steel and Tin: Clean Food Cans and Lids (empty cans only)
  • Paperboard: Cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes (no wax coated paperboard)
  • Cardboard and Paper Bags (Flatten cardboard and cut into pieces)

We are not able to accept garbage, food residue, chemicals including:

  • Aluminum: Aluminum Foil Trays, Aerosol Cans or Paint Cans
  • Glass: Mirrors or Window glass, Ceramics or Dishes, Broken Glass or Light Bulbs
  • Paper: Tissue, Disposable Diapers or Rags, Wrapping Paper, Food-Soiled paper (such as pizza or fast food boxes), Books
  • Plastics: Toxic Containers (such as motor oil), Plastic stretch wrap, Hangers
  • Plastic Bags (shopping bags,etc.)
  • Other: Styrofoam, Packing Peanuts or Tissue
  • Medical Waste
  • Household Cleaners
  • Tires

Make sure to empty and rinse all containers. 

Locate Your Address on the Curbside Recycling Map

For more recycling information please visit Recycle Norman or our recycling partner Republic Services. The following link will show a simple list of do's and don'ts for recycling: 

Recycling Simplified

Recycling Calendar

For more information about Sanitation services visit