Sanitation crews will be working Tuesday, Dec. 31, so Tuesday trash routes will be collected as normally scheduled. Wednesday commercial routes will be serviced the next day, on Thursday, Jan. 2. The recycling center will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Solid waste/Sanitation collection

The City of Bartlesville provides waste collection service  to both residential and commercial customers providing once a week service to residents and a maximum of six pickups a week for commercial customers.

Automated trucks are used to lift polycarts, which are issued to each customer when service is established. Additional polycarts are available for a small fee.

Yard waste is collected but excess waste must be appropriately tagged/sticker.

–Dispose of bulky waste at the Osage Landfill

Days of service vary depending on the area, and can be determined by viewing the City’s sanitation routes map.

Residential and commercial rates depend on the services provided, and may be upgraded at any time.

Sanitation Service FAQ


The City of Bartlesville has provided a recycle center at 10th Street and Virginia Avenue. The site is open 6:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The center is closed on Sundays and holidays.

Accepted recyclables


Plastics No. 1 and No. 2


Corrugated cardboard only. Cardboard boxes must be flattened to fit inside the container/cart or cut into 3X3 pieces.

Paper and newspapers

Newsprint, magazines, officer paper, cereal boxes and other paperboard boxes, brown and white paper bags

Aluminum cans


Jar lids, steel and spiral

Wound paperboard containers

Not permitted

  • Glass
  • Commercial business
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastics No. 3 or No. 7
  • Oil or antifreeze containers
  • Window glass
  • Ceramic plates
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Mirror glass
  • Paper towels, facial tissue or toilet tissue
  • Ceramic mugs
  • Drinking glasses
  • Light bulbs
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Paper, plastic and Styrofoam serving items
  • Plastic bags and packaging
  • Food and wet waste
  • Plastic 6-pack rings

Flammable, toxic or hazardous items are not permitted.

Medical waste, including those inside containers, is not permitted.


For more information, call 918-338-4131.

Recycling Center sign