Sanitation employees begin their routes at 7:00 a.m. and continue until all routes are completed. Sometimes the work load will increase the days following a holiday and routes may not be completed until 9:00 p.m., but that is not the norm. If a route cannot be completed on schedule, trash will be picked up first thing the following morning.
The city is basically divided into north and south districts.
- Those living north of Washington (91st Street) have curbside pickups on Mondays and Thursdays.
- Those south of Washington have pickups on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- The exception is a one-mile section bordered by Houston and Washington and Olive and Aspen, which is included in the Tuesday-Friday collection schedule.
If a holiday falls on a Monday, Monday pickups will be Tuesday, and Tuesday pickups will be Wednesday. If a holiday falls on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, your trash will be picked up on your next regular pickup day.
2020 Holiday schedule
|New Year's Day||Jan. 1, 2020
||No effect on service.|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Jan. 20, 2020||No refuse service Monday. Monday service moves to Tuesday; Tuesday service moves to Wednesday.|
|Presidents Day||Feb. 17, 2020||No refuse service Monday. Monday service moves to Tuesday; Tuesday service moves to Wednesday.|
|Good Friday||April 10, 2020||No refuse service Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.|
|Memorial Day||May 25, 2020||No refuse service Monday. Monday service moves to Tuesday; Tuesday service moves to Wednesday.|
|Independence Day (Observed)||July 3, 2020||No refuse service Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.|
|Labor Day||Sept. 7, 2020||No refuse service Monday. Monday service moves to Tuesday; Tuesday service moves to Wednesday.|
|Veterans Day||Nov. 11, 2020||No effect on service.|
|Thanksgiving||Nov. 26-27, 2020||No refuse service Thursday and Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.|
|Christmas Eve||Dec. 24, 2020||No refuse service Thursday and Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.|
|Christmas Day||Dec. 25, 2020||No refuse service Thursday and Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.|
|New Year's Day||Jan. 1, 2021||No refuse service Friday. Service|
Green Waste (Leaves, Grass Clippings and Tree Limbs)
Broken Arrow residents are able to utilize the City of Tulsa's Mulch Site free of charge. Simply present a valid ID or recent utility bill as proof of address. The Tulsa Mulch site, located at 2100 N. 145th E. Ave., accepts tree limbs, grass clippings and leaves.
Patrons can also pick up firewood. A cutting area is available but you must bring your own saws.
Items not accepted are root balls or trees with foreign materials (such as fencing or concrete), rock, pipe, lumber or treated wood, trash, dirt or building materials.
The Mulch Site is open seven days per week, excluding City of Tulsa observed holidays. Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If you observe a deceased animal on the side of the road, please call the Action Center at 918-258-3587 with the location. The Streets or Sanitation Department will pick it up.
If you need to dispose of a deceased pet, please call the Action Center at 918-258-3587 and request a pick-up. You will need to place the animal in a trash bag and place on the curb.
Most of Broken Arrow's trash is taken to the Covanta Energy-from-Waste Facility in west Tulsa. This 22-acre facility processes 1,125 tons-per-day of solid waste from the Tulsa area, generating up to 298,000 pounds per hour of steam. The steam is used to power a turbine generator that produces 16.8 megawatts of clean, renewable energy that is sold to Public Service Company of Oklahoma.
The City contracts with Quarry-Waste Management Landfill. Except for holidays, the landfill is open to the public Monday through Saturday and is located at 13740 East 46th North Street. For additional information, please contact the landfill at 918-439-7835.
The Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA), which is comprised of the five City Councilors and oversees the City’s Sanitation service, unanimously approved adopting a curbside recycling program for Broken Arrow refuse customers at its November 5, 2019, meeting.
The approved recommendation includes:
- Converting the entire City to once per week collection via rerouting
- Issuing all customers a 96-gallon blue recycling cart with the option to opt-out
- Issuing all customers a black refuse cart with multiple size options
- Implementing a walk-up service for disabled and elderly customers
- Discontinuation of the City-provided trash bag program
- Replenishing the City’s sanitation fleet with automated trucks for collecting recyclables