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.

New research shows that Tulsa apartment residents would actually recycle more if given more convenient and cheaper ways to do so—this according to the findings of a new graduate research project at Oklahoma State University.

American Waste Control sponsored the multi year study, which was conducted by Jared Livingstone, an OSU graduate student studying Environmental Science. Livingstone presented surveys to both management and residents at a number of apartment complexes in the Tulsa area to gather information about the complexes, residential demographics, recycling needs and the desire on behalf of residents to recycle.

The study concluded that most residents were strong advocates of recycling and would recycle more if given more convenient recycling options that did not incur any additional costs. We think that’s great news for the growth potential for the market and reflects the need for even more recycling availability at these apartments.

The research was commissioned by American Waste Control to help us know how and where to best market recycling services through our expanded and renovated Material Recovery Facility known as Mr. Murph. The data was also meant to help the management of local complexes obtain insight into how the residents feel about recycling, as well as, identify the best fit for their individual community needs.

AWC currently offers three levels of recycling services to help apartment residents recycle and practice sustainability. For more information about our services or the study, apartment complexes can call American Waste Control at 918-446-0023.

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.