In the last several years, we’ve been able to successfully weather the economic downturn and even position ourselves for new growth as a company.

We used this time to design and implement a new $10 million Materials Recovery Facility (Mr. Murph) that has helped position us as an undisputed leader in the Tulsa recycling market. Our Mr. Murph is a complete branding program, complete with website and innovative school curriculum, that helps us educate businesses and families about waste recycling and how the MRF technology works to positively impact the environment. We believe our success effectively positioned our company to compete and gain the 10-year recycling contract recently awarded for the entire residential community for the City of Tulsa.

The recent downturn also meant we were able to secure superior contractors often not available during robust economic times. We took advantage of this by building new cells, a scale house, roads and solidification processes at our sub-title D landfill. We even developed new innovations, such as our waste to energy process for capturing methane gas from drilled wells in our landfill, converting it into electricity to power over 5000 homes.

At AWC, we can honestly say, nothing means more to us than serving our community. Tulsa is our home—and it is our priority to make a difference in the lives of people as we build upon a legacy of caring and doing in our city. Putting Tulsa first will always be something we strive to do and the heart of our business passion. Our focus is on building a stronger, more sustainable company —and our success begins and ends with how best we can improve people’s lives, now and for years to come.

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.