City’s recycling center open Monday through Saturday

No changes are planned for the City of Bartlesville’s recycling program following an announcement that Oklahoma company American Waste Control will discontinue its recycling operations in Bartlesville.

AWC announced recently that it will no longer operate a recycling program in Bartlesville, prompting questions about the City of Bartlesville’s long-standing program.

“The City of Bartlesville has operated its own recycling program, independent of other efforts, for several years. There are no changes planned for that program,” said Chief Communications Officer Kelli Williams.

Recyclables may be taken to the City’s 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


Cardboard, cereal and other paperboard boxes

Brown and white paper bags

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

Paper and Newspapers

Newsprint, magazines, officer paper

Aluminum cans


Jar lids, steel and spiral

Wound paperboard containers

Not permitted

  • Glass
  • Commercial business
  • Styrofoam
  • Pastics 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.


If you have questions or need further information, please call 918-338-4131.