City of Norman holiday closures, information

City of Norman administrative offices will be closed the following days to observe the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, respectively: December 23, December 24, and December 31, 2021.


Sanitation Operations

  • Sanitation collection – to include household trash, recycling, yard waste and commercial service – will take place as regularly scheduled, with no changes, on December 23, December 24, and December 31. View a Collection Map here.
  • The Transfer Station and Compost Facility will be open during their traditional business hours on December 23, December 24 and December 31. Both sites will be closed on Saturday, December 25, 2021, and on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
  • During the week following Christmas (collection dates of December 27-31, 2021) and the week following New Year’s (pick up dates of January 3-7, 2022), the Sanitation Division will pick up extra Christmas trash (such as wrapping paper, bags, or boxes) from residential areas. Residents should place this type of extra waste trash at least two feet from the polycart.
  • CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP: Non-artificial Christmas trees will be picked up on regularly scheduled yard waste pickup days. Citizens should remove any stands and/or ornaments from the trees; trees taller than six feet should be cut in half and placed at the curbside.
  • Call 405.329.1023 with questions.



The Irving Recreation Center will be open for Winter Break Camp (no regular programming), which includes activities on December 23 and December 31; all other recreation centers will be closed when administrative offices are closed for the holidays.


Norman Police Department

The Records Division/Lobby of the Norman Police Department will be closed December 25, 2021; the Norman Animal Welfare Shelter will be closed on December 25, 2021, and on January 1, 2022.


Public Transportation

The City transit service – EMBARK Norman – will not operate on Saturday, December 25, 2021, or on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Find a schedule and real-time information at


The City of Norman wishes you a happy and safe holiday season. Find support and mental health resources during the holiday season here.