Owasso Recycling Center & Disposal Station

The Certificate of Recognition for Recycling Excellence was awarded to the City of Owasso for the outstanding achievement in recycling. We we received the certificate for the 2009 recycling results and the impact on our environment.

Yard Waste Collection

The City of Owasso will begin collecting yard waste again Monday, April 9, 2018 and service will continue this year until November 16, 2018. View our yard waste order form for more information.

We Accept

  • Aluminum (beverage cans only)
  • Batteries (Lead-Acid and Rechargeable)
  • Cardboard
  • Cooking Oil
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs (all types)
  • Glass (colored and clear)
  • Latex Paint (must be completely dry)
  • Newspaper
  • Paper (misc., paperboard, and shredded)
  • Passenger Tires (No Rims)
  • Phone Books and Magazines
  • Plastics (Type #1, Type #2, and Type #5)
  • Scrap Metal
  • Used Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Grease, and Hydraulic Fluid (no Brake Fluid)

Recycling Tips

  • Take plastic bags and sandwich bags to local grocery stores for recycling.
  • Tv's, monitors and computer equipment can be recycled at Best Buy, see store for details and pricing.
  • Recycle old electronics, household chemicals, household and car batteries, paints, aerosols, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, and unused or old medications at the M.E.T.
  • The Tulsa Household Pollutant Collection Facility can accept lawn chemicals, household chemicals, and other hard to dispose of items.  See details below.
  • Use the yard waste collection service provided to Owasso residents during yard waste season (see beginning and ending dates listed above), or use the "Free Landfill Day," provided twice per year.
  • Yard waste can also be taken to the Tulsa Mulch Site.  See details below.
  • Recycle accepted items at the Owasso Recycle Center!

Items Not Accepted

(see above section for disposing of these items)
  • Household cleaning chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Flammable automotive fluids
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Pressurized Containers of any kind (tank, cylinder, can, etc.)
  • Ammunition
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Aerosol Paint
  • Lead and Oil Based Paints
  • Items containing Mercury
  • Gasoline
  • Computer equipment
  • Televisions
  • Computer Monitors
  • Yard waste (including limbs, mulch, root balls, grass, and leafs)
  • Rock
  • Sand
  • Cement
  • Unused or old medications

Tulsa Mulch Site

Offers yard waste disposal for a small fee, and free wood chips for mulch.  Open 7 days a week 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding City Holidays.  Located at 2100 N. 145th E. Ave. (918) 591-4325. See also the flyer here.

Metropolitan Environmental Trust

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.E.T.) coordinates and promotes recycling and environmental events in the metropolitan Tulsa area including Broken Arrow, Jenks, Glenpool, Sand Springs, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Owasso and Bixby.  For additional recycling information visit the website, or dial (918) 584-0584. 

Tulsa Household Pollutant Collection Facility

Owasso residents are allowed to utilize the Tulsa Household Pollutant Collection Facility located at 4502 S. Galveston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74107. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays by appointment only, dial the M.E.T. at (918) 584-0584 for an appointment. The City of Owasso will pay for the first 60 pounds taken to the Tulsa HHP Collection Facility, the residents must pay after that. See the flyer here for more information about the Tulsa HHP Collection Facility.

Check out this great recycling activity for kids:  https://www3.epa.gov/recyclecity/

Interesting Recycling Facts

  • One pint of used motor oil creates a one-acre oil slick - as big as 1/2 of a football field.
  • One gallon of oil contaminates one million gallons of water - a year’s supply for 50 people.
  • One gallon of used motor oil can be made into as much lubricating oil as 42 gallons of crude (2.5 quarts).
  • Each ton of recycled newspaper saves 17 trees.
  • Using recycled paper consumes 70% less energy than to manufacture paper from trees.
  • Glass furnaces melting recycled glass can burn at lower temperatures, conserving energy.
  • 42.5 tons of glass could be recovered each year for each 1,000 residents if 100% was recycled.
  • Making a new beverage can from recycled aluminum requires only 5% of the energy needed to make a can from raw ore.
  • Each pound of recycled aluminum conserves almost 7.5 kilowatt hours of electricity.
  • One ton of compacted recyclables conserves 3.3 cubic yards of space in a landfill.
  • Each dollar paid out for recyclables has a true economic impact of $3.50.
  • More people are willing to begin recycling for an ecological or charitable reason than to earn money for themselves.