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.

December 18, 2014

The Tulsa Christmas Parade is over and done. It was definitely exhausting, but more rewarding than I could have imagined. I can’t express how appreciative I am of our family of volunteers at American Waste Control who stepped up to the plate and made it a success.

I’ve never before seen such a dedicated group of folks who were so sacrificially willing to put their sweat and tears into a project… and reap nothing but the reward of making others feel connected as a community.

I think we did something significant last weekend, and I mean that sincerely. Not only did our efforts underscore who we are as a company but also our faith in God and community. It was an expression of love and giving, and there’s no greater gift we could have offered.

For now, we’ve parked the gingerbread house in storage and put away the costumes we wore. Few of us will remember all the details of what we’ve experienced, but that’s ok.

The important thing is we have something stay on within us. Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because we deny ourselves in the process, but because in the act of giving lies the highest expression of our relationship with God.

I’m always reminded of the phrase “peace on earth, good will toward man” this time of year. The angels sang it to some lonely shepherds in a field on a rather celebrated night some years ago. I believe our deepest desires are to know that peace and goodwill more intimately in our hearts.

I also believe it can only be ours if we are passionately willing to share it with others. We’re never really fulfilled out of an obligation to act in love for people…we only feel true joy when we build a bridge out of the goodwill we’ve stored up and reveal a relentless desire to change another’s circumstances for the better.

We give because he first gave to us, Jesus Christ. He showed us how.

And, each moment we spend in service to others—of giving up of ourselves for the sake of community and impacting people—is a moment that will continue on into eternity.

I hope we remember that and continue to look for ways to give and show love… at Christmas and throughout the year.

Merry Christmas,

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.