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

Yard waste is collected but excess waste must be appropriately tagged/sticker. The City provides two free yard waste collections each year, usually in the spring and fall.

Bulky waste

Bulky waste items, or large items such as furniture and appliances, are not collected by the City but may be disposed of at the Osage Landfill at no extra cost by using the City’s clean-up coupon program.

Days of service

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

Clean-up coupon program

Bartlesville residential solid waste customers receive a coupon in their March/April utility bill allowing one free trip to Osage Landfill any time during the calendar year. The clean-up program is intended to help Bartlesville residents dispose of items typically too large or cumbersome for their weekly trash pick-up. There is no limit to the number of items or weight that can be disposed of under the program, though some items are not permitted, such as trash, structures, trees, vehicles, tires, batteries, hazardous material, wet pain and appliances that have not had the compressors removed.

For more information about this program, contact Public Works at 918.338.4131 or email If you did not receive your coupon in your March/April utility bill, contact the Utility Billing Office at 918.338.4224 or

Aluminum cans are permitted at the recycling center. Plastic bags and scrap metal are not permitted.


The City of Bartlesville has provided a drop-off 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

Bottles and containers with twist-off caps/lids


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
  • Scrap metal
  • Plastic bags

Flammable, toxic or hazardous items are not permitted.

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

Do not bag recyclables.


For more information, call 918.338.4131.

Recycling Center sign