Trash & Recycling

The Sanitation Division's primary responsibility is to collect and dispose of or recycle all solid waste in the City of Norman in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Seasonal Clean-Up

City of Norman 2021 Residential Fall Clean-Up

The following are the dates for the City of Norman 2021 Residential Fall Clean-Up:

October 02          Residential customers who have Monday polycart service 

October 09          Residential customers who have Tuesday polycart service

October 16          Residential customers who have Wednesday polycart service

                            (OU Home Game so please set out on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday)

October 23          Residential customers who have Thursday polycart service

October 30          Residential customers who have Friday polycart service

                           (OU Home Game so please set out on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday)


Make sure all items are placed curbside no later than 7:30 a.m. on your designated collection day.

Residents may place their items at the curb no earlier than one week before scheduled collection day.  Residents with Wednesday and Friday collection days are encouraged to set out items on the Thursday and Friday prior to their Fall Clean Up Day. We are not able to accept yard waste of any kind, remodeling or demolition debris such as broken concrete, bricks, lumber, sheetrock, shingles, junk cars, or any hazardous waste such as tires, batteries, paints, etc..  Polycarts, wagons, wheelbarrows, etc., are not to be used as containers for clean up items. The Transfer Station at 3901 S. Chautauqua, will be open and free on these Saturdays for any Norman sanitation customer, so you may haul your own if you wish. Remember to take a current utility bill when you go, or have a driver’s license with a Norman address.





The City of Norman is happy to announce that after the recent April 03, 2021 release of compost, compost will be offered year round.  Compost is now available for those customers who need it. There is no charge for customers who load the compost themselves.  For those residents requesting the City to load the compost, the cost is $10 per scoop, approximately 3 cubic yards or about 2,000 pounds.  The city’s Compost Site is currently open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. On Saturday’s 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM. 


The compost is located at the City of Norman’s Compost Facility, which is located south of Highway 9 between Jenkins and Chautauqua at 398 Bratcher Miner Rd.  Citizens with questions concerning the compost release may call the Compost Facility at 292-9725 or the Sanitation Division at 329-1023.

Helpful Information

What is my pickup day?

You can find your pickup day online here. Simply put your address in the search field and check the boxes that apply.

How do I get a second cart?

Call Sanitation services at (405) 329-1023. A second cart is $7 per month with a three month minimum.

How do I get my big trash picked up?

Bulky collection is scheduled Saturdays twice per month. The specific Saturdays of collection are based on demand. Bulky collection is $25. For more information, call Sanitation services at (405) 329-1023.

Twice during the year, we provide a city-wide cleanup. One cleanup is in the spring, and one is in the fall. Watch the City of Norman website or Facebook page for details. You can also sign up to receive Norman News via email. 

Can you take my refrigerator?

Yes, we can take your refrigerator, if it is certified as Freon free. The $25 bulky waste fee applies if we pick up the refrigerator or you can take it to the Transfer Station for $12.

Where can I take my extra trash?

You can take your trash to the transfer station located at 3901 S. Chautauqua from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The fee is $13 for up to 600 pounds for City of Norman residents with a copy of their current City of Norman Utility bill, either paper or mobile accepted. Non-residents will be $20 up to 600 pounds.

I want to recycle more. What do I do?

There are three satellite recycle drop-off locations in Norman.

  • Hollywood Shopping Center - McGee and Lindsey
  • 2420 Westport Drive by the Westwood Pool 
  • Fire Station #9 – 3001 E. Alameda

and the main hub recycling center is located at the transfer station, 3901 S. Chautauqua Road. You can find additional Recycling Guidelines HERE

What if my trash or recycling cart was not picked up?

On rare occasions we may be late providing service due to weather or unusual volumes being collected.  We typically continue to collect from trash carts until dark.  Trash carts not serviced will be collected the next day.  You can give us a call as soon as possible during business hours at 329-1023 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Where should I place my carts? Should the front of the cart face the curb?

Place your cart at the edge of your lawn, no more than three feet from the curb, three feet from other carts, and with the opening towards the street. Be sure to place your cart away from mailboxes, cars, and any other objects.

Inclement weather is expected for the Clean Up day. Will you still pick up my household items?

There are only a few situations in which we would not pick up household items on a scheduled Spring or Fall Clean Up day and those include imminent tornado threat or extreme icy conditions. 

Sanitation Division

Need more information? Visit the Sanitation Division webpage.