In fall 2020, Broken Arrow will phase out the bag voucher system and convert to curbside carts.

Until the change, residents will need to purchase their own bags and continue to bag trash.

Bag Guidelines:
  • All household waste must be in plastic refuse bags with a capacity of 30 gallons or less and tied shut, even if it is in a trash can. Place refuse at curb and do not block trash with vehicle. If the waste is not in plastic refuse bags, sanitation personnel are not required to pick it up. Plastic grocery sacks are not considered refuse bags.
  • Help keep our Sanitation workers safe — please do not place glass or sharp objects in bag where workers can be injured when handling your bag.


Pickup Time:

  • Everything that is to be picked up must be set at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the regular pickup day. Don’t rely on routes being run at the same time every day.
  • The exact time of pickup on each day depends on the volume of trash placed out and the number of people picking up trash that day.
  • Sanitation employees begin work at 7:00 a.m. each day and work until all routes are completed. In the summertime, this may be as late or later than 9:00 p.m. If routes cannot be completed, crews will begin where they left off the next morning.


Items that Sanitation Crews Do Not Pick Up:
  • Hypodermic syringes, needles and other objects used or intended for use in injecting or removing any substance into or from the human body that are not in the proper type of container. If you do not have the proper container, contact your medical provider. For further information, see Section 12-26(a), Code of Ordinances, City of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
  • Roofing, materials and/or wood from remodeling, privacy or other fencing. (See section 6.)
  • Bags of dirt, rocks or concrete. (See section 6.)
  • The City will not pick up hazardous waste of any type, including but not limited to: oil, liquid paint of any kind, batteries, tires, gun ammo/powder, fuel or propane tanks, bio-hazardous waste and similar items that pose a potential hazard to human health and safety or to the environment.