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.

Did you know…throwing out dangerous waste always puts people at risk? Hazardous chemicals in waste can be freed into the environment and pollute our air and water, and even our food. We encourage everyone to stop and think about what they’re tossing and make sure they’re not putting others in danger.

Hazardous waste is easy to identify and usually involves corrosive products that can burn the skin, give off toxic gas or can be ignited. Good examples of these products include:

From your house:
• Oven cleaners, electronic equipment, dyes, pesticides, acids, bleach and auto batteries.
• Floor care products, light bulbs, furniture polish, medicine, scouring powders, syringes.
• Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors, toilet cleaners.
• Chlorine, and other pool chemicals.
• Paint thinners, spot and stain removers, aerosols, motor oil, ammunition, bug sprays and antifreeze.

From your garage:
• Alcohols, creosote, glues, mineral spirits, Naptha, Polyurethane coatings, rust remover, turpentine, wood stain and preservatives, oil, primer and latex paint.

From your garden:
• Algaecides, Fertilizer, Fungicides, Garden Dusts and Spays, Herbicides, Insecticides and pesticides, weed killer.
• Rat and rodent poison, fly strips, ant and roach spray, bug sprays, sticks and creams.

We suggest keeping these items out of the trash by taking them somewhere to be recycled or safely disposed of such as the MET’s Household Pollutant Collection event this month, March 28-29 at the Fairgrounds. The event is free of charge and open to all Tulsa residents for dropping off most household pollutants and other residentially generated materials.

Remember, the key is doing what’s right for the planet and for one another. Hazardous waste is never friendly to a community and the better informed we are about it, the better off we will all be.

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.