Most animal lovers in Green Country were shocked and saddened to learn about two major dog rescues facilitated by the Tulsa Humane Society in less than a week. In one instance, nearly 70 dogs in good health were taken from a home. The other involved a rescue of over 50 dogs.

The shelter usually has far less than that at any particular time, and the sudden increase of pets has created a severe intake crisis.

After seeing stories in the media about the large number of rescues handled in such a short period of time, Kenneth F. Burkett, Founder and President of American Waste Control, knew he couldn’t just sit quietly and do nothing. That is why he immediately issued a challenge to his employees to help raise funds for the organization.

For every dollar they donated to the center, he vowed to personally match the same amount. “The goal is to raise as much as we can for the Humane Society of Tulsa to help with the added expense associated with housing and caring for the pets rescued this week,” explains Burkett. “We know that every little bit helps and want to do our part as best as we can.”

Burkett is a well-known animal lover. The company’s American Environmental Landfill location in Sand Springs is home to several head of Texas longhorn cattle, turtles, birds, and even a few rescue dogs. And the center also works to help with multiple different environmental projects, such as increasing the local honeybee population and planting milkweed to act as a breeding ground for Monarch butterflies.

Thus, raising money for the Tulsa Humane Society isn’t too much of a stretch for a company (and man) who is already dedicated to helping animals in Oklahoma.

“These dogs didn’t do anything to deserve being treated badly,” remarks Burkett. “Our goal is to help the Tulsa Humane Society so that they can have the resources they need to find them forever homes.”

If you would like to help the Tulsa Humane Society directly, online donations may be made at

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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.

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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

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*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.