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As a company, we had to come to the realization that any integrated model has to connect the dots for people if it’s truly to be effective. That means giving the big picture of our vision and connecting with families to make recycling a way of life.

That’s how we came up with our idea of a mascot we called Mr. Murph. On paper, Mr. Murph is a loveable looking character, smiling from ear to ear with arms and legs and a conveyor belt on his back full of recyclables. But to us, he means something a lot more tangible—he is the link we use to reach out to the community.

Over the years, he’s helped us implement a multitude of community-focused programs that have educated the public about recycling and the need to reuse.

People recognize our billboards with Mr. Murph’s loveable face and grin all over town. Kids and families feel a connection with him. He appears in costume at all our tradeshows and guest appearances. He’s helped us conduct tours of our facility and welcomed crowds of school children across the city. We utilize him constantly to help us educate businesses and families about waste recycling and how technology works to positively impact the environment.

Mr. Murph has also helped us reach out to local towns nearby, civic organizations, schools and churches to bring an easy approach to recycling with full service Mr. Murph mini drop-off sites. American Waste Control now has over a 200 Mr. Murph bins throughout the Tulsa metro market, providing recycling options to Tulsa residents who can now place their recyclables into a single container with no sorting needed.

Creating a mascot and face of our company has been critical to casting the vision we have for our integrated services. Through Mr. Murph, we now have an incredible vehicle to connect with our community and create constant buzz with folks who care about our environment.

He’s helped us set the stage for our latest endeavor, our waste to energy project, recently launched in 2012—which has given us tremendous cohesion among our services.

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.