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.


During weeks containing a holiday, customers who would normally have their trash collected on that day will be serviced on Wednesday that week instead. This is the case whether your normal collection day falls before Wednesday or after.

For a list of holidays this year, see 2021 Holiday Calendar. Notices are also published on the City’s website home page, in the City’s e-newsletter, City Beat, and provided to local media for distribution prior to each holiday.


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

Sanitation Service FAQ

Clean-up coupon program

The City of Bartlesville, in coordination with Osage Landfill, provides an annual coupon good for one free trip to the landfill at any time during the year to the City’s Solid Waste customers. The coupon is valid for City of Bartlesville Residential Solid Waste customers only. No commercial accounts or contractors will be permitted. One coupon is issued per customer and may not be duplicated.

The clean-up program is intended to help Bartlesville residents dispose of items typically too large or cumbersome for their weekly trash pick-up.

Not permitted:
  • Complete structures, including roofs
  • Trees
  • Vehicles
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Hazardous materials
  • Wet paint
  • Appliances that have not had the compressors removed, such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. (Appliances must be certified “Freon free” if the compressor is not removed.)
  • Demolished structures.

Residents may take their items to Osage Landfill during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

For questions or more information, contact the Public Works Department at 918.338.4131.

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.


NOTICE: The City of Bartlesville’s drop-off recycle center remains closed due to the fire at Tulsa Recycling and Transfer Center last month. The City transfers recyclable materials dropped off at the local center to TRT for processing. Therefore, the City’s center, located at 10th Street and Virginia Avenue, will remain closed until TRT reopens. TRT has not notified the City of a potential opening date.
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