New Curbside Reycling Contractor Working to Collect Missed Recyclables

A change in curbside recycling collection contractors resulted in some customers being missed during the first cycle of service on 10 collection routes  beginning June 1.

The Mayor’s Action Center and Utility Customer Service Call Centers received up to 350 calls from customers who said they were missed during the first week of June. 

RR Waste Solutions, the new contractor, brought in extra trucks and workers to catch up and assist while the employees familiarize themselves with the routes.  Public Works managers will continue to work with the new contractor to ensure customer service.

The new contract calls for a collections to be made every two weeks instead of twice monthly. That will result in two additional pickups per year for each of Tulsa’s 14,000 curbside recycling customers.

Curbside recycling is a voluntary service. Ciy of Tulsa trash-service customers may subscribe for $2 per month.  Recycleables will not be collected unless customers have the City-provided green recycling bins, but subscribers can also set out additional materials if there is more than the bin will hold.

Customers will continue to use the same bins and the same materials are eligible for recycling. Those include


junk mail


office paper

plastics (labeled 1 and 2)



More detailed information about the City’s curbside recycling service can be viewed online at:

Updated 06-11-2010

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