Yard Waste Collection
The City of Owasso will begin collecting yard waste again Monday, April 11, 2016 and service will continue this year until November 18, 2016. View our yard waste order form for more information.
Batteries (Lead-Acid and Rechargeable)
Passenger Tires (No Rims)
Plastics (Type #1 and Type #2, Type #5)
Used Motor Oil
Metropolitan Environmental Trust
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (MET) coordinates and promotes recycling and environmental events in the metropolitan Tulsa area including Broken Arrow, Jenks, Glenpool, Sand Springs, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Owasso and Bixby. For additional recycling information visit the website.
Interesting Recycling Facts:
One pint of used motor oil creates a one-acre oil slick - as big as 1/2 of a football field.
One gallon of oil contaminates one million gallons of water - a year’s supply for 50 people.
One gallon of used motor oil can be made into as much lubricating oil as 42 gallons of crude (2.5 quarts).
Each ton of recycled newspaper saves 17 trees.
Using recycled paper consumes 70% less energy than to manufacture paper from trees.
Glass furnaces melting recycled glass can burn at lower temperatures, conserving energy.
42.5 tons of glass could be recovered each year for each 1,000 residents if 100% was recycled.
Making a new beverage can from recycled aluminum requires only 5% of the energy needed to make a can from raw ore.
Each pound of recycled aluminum conserves almost 7.5 kilowatt hours of electricity.
One ton of compacted recyclables conserves 3.3 cubic yards of space in a landfill.
Each dollar paid out for recyclables has a true economic impact of $3.50.
More people are willing to begin recycling for an ecological or charitable reason than to earn money for themselves.