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 2023 Residential Spring Clean-Up

The following are the dates for the City of Norman 2023 Residential Fall Clean-Up:

September 30  Residential customers who have Monday polycart service 

October 07       Residential customers who have Tuesday polycart service

October 14       Residential customers who have Wednesday polycart service 

October 21       Residential customers who have Thursday polycart service

October 28       Residential customers who have Friday polycart service


Make sure all items are placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on your designated collection day.

Residents may place their items at the curb no earlier than one week before scheduled collection 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 City of Norman utility bill when you go.





The recent demand for compost unexpectedly depleted our inventory . We are expanding our cure rows to work towards year round inventory. Cure temperatures dictate release dates. Watch press releases or simply call for daily status. Thank you for your patience. 


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 405-366-5399 or the Sanitation Division at 405-329-1023. Open Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM  On Saturday’s 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM, April to September. 

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

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. 

I want to see the calendar that shows the recycling collection weeks.

Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as your trash collection day.  You can type in your address for Solid Waste Pick Up Day, Yard Waste Pick Up Day, or Recycle Pick Up Day at the following LINK

Click on the Search Button which looks like a magnifying glass under the appropriate tab once you are at the site. 

Once you determine whether you are an "A" or "B" route, there is a calendar on the Recycle tab of the map which shows the breakdown of A and B weeks.  

Sanitation Division

Need more information? Visit the Sanitation Division webpage.