Try composting to reduce the amount of garbage you send to the landfill, grow healthier plants, and save money.

Here are some things you may not have thought of for composting:
• Vacuum dirt and dust are great for composting. It’s just mostly particles of organic matter…dead skin, lint, so forth. Empty it on the pile each time you vacuum. Hopefully that’s more than once a decade.LOL

• Kitchen stuff. That includes tea bags, coffee grounds and filters, crumbs, pizza boxes, stale bread, wine corks, moldy cheese, and old jam. Don’t do meat or dairy…they attract too many critters.

• Pets. Yes, even Lu lu’s nail clippings, fur, cat litter and pet food are up for grabs. Just keep the pooh out due to the toxins and germs.

• Household odds and ends. Didn’t know what you’d ever do with that old potpourri did you? Compost it. Also, throw in some used matches, newspapers, receipts, sticky notes, and pencil shavings.

That’s really only the tip of the iceberg (I mean compost pile) when it comes to the time honored tradition of composting. If I have time in other posts, I’ll list some others.

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.