Due to the icy conditions, we are not running routes today, January 22nd. We will ALWAYS prioritize the safety of our people. Please keep your carts curbside and we’ll collect missed areas and missed commercial stops throughout the week. Thank you for your understanding. Please share and spread the word.

Our company tends to get a little sentimental around this time of year. Labor Day I’m meaning. We have the best employees, including our excellent drivers…bar none. Their loyalty and dedication are off the charts incredible, and, we want every AWC employee to know how proud we are of them.

Imagine rolling a 400 lb can in and out of a corral to empty it into your truck; now, imagine doing that a few thousand times per month.  That’s the hard work our drivers do.

We can’t help but be amazed.

Even when our drivers and staff have to come in on a holiday—no gripes, no grumbles. Just a get it done attitude and a 100% commitment to making us the best we can be. Rain, sleet, or snow—it doesn’t matter. They are always out there doing their job—lifting heavy garbage bins, providing staff support, and busting it daily to keep our city clean.

So, since Labor Day is a time of reflection and appreciation of the hardworking American Laborer—we want to say a special thanks to our employees who make our company what it is:

We cherish you more than you know. Thank you for making American Waste Control the best Waste to Energy Company in Tulsa. Our success is all because of you. And, our legacy is alive because of your dedication to giving our customers and community the best you have.

Happy Labor Day

A letter from Kenneth Burkett, founder, to employees.

Terms and Conditions

Container placement and usage:

All containers will be placed on a hard or paved surface to prevent property damage. If a customer requests placement on an unpaved surface, this could result in increased costs if inclement weather prevents removal on the date requested. Costs could include: (1) a trip fee based on location and no less than $50, and (2) additional lease fees at current rental rate until ground conditions allow for removal. If the container is placed on an unpaved surface at the customer’s request, the customer assumes all responsibility for any increased costs and any damage to the ground or grass this may cause.

Due to safety concerns, please do not attempt to move a container once placed at your site. If you need a container moved before final pickup, please call customer service at 918-446-0023.

American Waste Control, Inc. is not responsible for accidents, injury or damage caused by a container or to a container while the container is at the customer’s location.


Most material is acceptable for disposal in our temporary containers. Please see the following list for exceptions. If unsure of size or material, please contact customer service at 918-446-0023 prior to placing items in containers.

    • Follow Special Instructions
      • Refrigerators and air conditioners – disconnect and drain Freon
      • Lawn mowers or other lawn equipment – drain gas and oil tanks
    • Special Quote Required

(Not allowed unless preapproved, call 918-446-0023 before placing any of these items in your dumpster)

    • Hazardous or flammable substances
    • Biohazardous materials
    • Car batteries
    • Tires – minimum charge of $25 per tire
    • Wet paint or other solvents
  • Not allowed
    • Dead animals

Please review the following chart for other restrictions:

*If a container is overloaded, American Waste Control, Inc. will either charge additional fees to haul the container or require the customer to offload material prior to removal if the container is unable to be safely hauled.