Owasso Recycling Center & Disposal Station
The Certificate of Recognition for Recycling Excellence (PDF) was awarded to the City of Owasso for outstanding achievement in recycling. We received the certificate for the 2009 recycling results and the impact on our environment.
Yard Waste Collection
The City of Owasso will begin collecting yard waste again Monday, April 13, 2020, and service will continue this year until November 20, 2020. View our yard waste order form (PDF) for more information.
- Aluminum (beverage cans only)
- Batteries (Lead-Acid and Rechargeable)
- Cooking Oil
- Fluorescent Light Bulbs (all types)
- Glass (colored and clear)
- Paper (miscellaneous, paperboard, and shredded)
- Passenger Tires (No Rims)
- Phone Books and Magazines
- Plastics (Type Number 1, Type Number 2, and Type Number 5)
- Scrap Metal
- Used Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Grease, and Hydraulic Fluid (no Brake Fluid)
- Take plastic bags and sandwich bags to local grocery stores for recycling.
- Recycle household chemicals, household batteries, paints, aerosols, pool chemicals, and unused or old medications at the M.E.T.
- The Tulsa Household Pollutant Collection Facility can accept lawn chemicals, household chemicals, and other hard to dispose of items. See details below.
- Use the yard waste collection service provided to Owasso residents during yard waste season (see the beginning and ending dates listed above), or use the "Free Landfill Day," provided twice per year.
- Yard waste can also be taken to the Tulsa Mulch Site.
- Recycle accepted items at the Owasso Recycle Center!
Items Not Accepted
- Household chemicals
- Flammable automotive fluids
- Alkaline batteries
- Pressurized Containers of any kind (tank, cylinder, can, etc.)
- Smoke Alarms
- Aerosol Paint
- Lead and Oil-Based Paints
- Items containing Mercury
- Containers that held hazardous material (including oil and anti-freeze)
- Yard waste (including limbs, mulch, root balls, grass, and leaves)
- Unused or old medications
- Plastic bags (including type 1, 2, and 5 plastic)
Tulsa Mulch Site
Offers yard waste disposal for a small fee, and free wood chips for mulch. Open 7 days a week 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding City Holidays. Located at 2100 N. 145th E. Avenue (918) 591-4325. View the flyer (PDF).
Metropolitan Environmental Trust
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.E.T.) 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, or dial (918) 584-0584.
Tulsa Household Pollutant Collection Facility
Owasso residents are allowed to utilize the Tulsa Household Pollutant Collection Facility located at 4502 S. Galveston Avenue Tulsa, OK 74107. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays by appointment only, dial the M.E.T. at (918) 584-0584 for an appointment. The City of Owasso will pay for the first 60 pounds taken to the Tulsa HHP Collection Facility, the residents must pay after that. View more information about the Tulsa HHP Collection Facility (PDF).
Check out great recycling activity for kids:
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 every 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.
Owasso Recycling Center & Disposal StationPhysical Address
499 S Main
Owasso, OK 74055
499 S Main Owasso OK 74055
Tuesday through Friday (Closed designated holidays)
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday (Closed designated holidays)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Thursday each month
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(Closed for Departmental Meeting)