Recycle in Edmond
Recycling Collection (from the City of Edmond website)
When you recycle through our curbside recycling program, one hundred percent of the recycled materials are taken to the Recycle America Recycling Center in west Oklahoma City where they are processed and shipped to recycling markets. When you recycle, you help save valuable and dwindling landfill space.
(There is no curbside service for business at this time. You must take the recycling yourself to the proper local dispositories listed below.)
We provide curbside recycling for all residential customers with weekly trash cart services. As part of this service, we provide an 18-gallon recycling bin. The bins are permanently assigned to each residential address and belong to the City.
For your convenience, recycling collection is scheduled for the same day as your weekly trash cart collection. However, the recycling and trash are collected by different trucks and at different times of the same day.
Here’s How The Recycling Service Works
Place the recycling bin at your curb/roadway before 7 a.m. on your designated collection day.
Leave at least four (4) feet between the recycling bin and the trash cart . Remember that they are separate collections with different trucks.
The time of day varies for recycling collections. The collectors will work until dark to complete their routes if needed.
Place all recycling materials in the bin. There is no need to separate the materials. You can put your newspapers in a brown, craft paper bag to keep them from blowing on windy days. You can also use a brick to anchor lightweight materials in the bin, and the collector will leave the brick in your bin after he or she collects the items.
Don’t set newspapers out during rainy weather because wet newspaper cannot be recycled. If your newspapers are wet, they will be discarded and not recycled.
Pick up your recycling bin as soon as possible after your collection. This helps prevent vandalism or theft of your bin.
It is actually a violation of city ordinances to “scavenge” recycling materials from the bins. If you see that happening, please report the tag number and vehicle description to Solid Waste Services by calling (405) 359-4541.
You Can Recycle
Aluminum beverage cans
Clean aluminum foil
Glass beverage bottles
Clean food jars and bottles
Newspapers, including ad inserts
Magazines and Phone Books
Plastic milk jugs
Plastic beverage containers, food containers, and detergent jugs that are stamped with a “1″ or “2″ on the bottom, and plastic beverage/drink containers marked with “3″ through “7″ on the bottom
Tin food cans and lids (rinse clean but no need to remove labels)
Aerosol cans (only if they are completely empty)
These Cannot Be Recycled through the Curbside Program
Foam, including styrofoam and packaging materials
Cardboard (corrugated paper board*), cake and cereal boxes
Tissues and used paper towels
Oil, antifreeze or chemical containers
* Although the corrugated paper board is too bulky for the curbside collection program, you can recycle your cardboard boxes by taking them to the Edmond Recycling Center. Be sure to place corrugated materials in the container marked CORRUGATED.
The Edmond Recycling Center is located at 3333 Progessive Drive located on the northeast corner of 1-35 and Covell. The entrance to the facility is located on the Recycle Drive located off Air Depot just north of Covell.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.
Items Accepted at Recycling Center:
Plastics containers # 1-7; rinsed and flattened.
Glass – clear, green and brown colors. Please rinse glass containers.
Newspaper, mixed paper (office paper, copy paper & junk mail), magazines, brown paper bags and shredded paper.
Aluminum cans and foil, tin cans. Please rinse cans and foil.
Cardboard paper, includes corrugated and pressed wood paper (cereal and food boxes) and paper egg cartons. All cardboard must be flat.
Other Recycling Centers:
Recycle America Recycling Center
5519 NW 4th Street, Oklahoma City
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Recycling Questions? Call Solid Waste Services at (405) 359-4541.
We don’t have a program for disposing of used automobile or truck tires. The landfills discourage tires because they do not stay buried and continuously work themselves to the surface.
Edmond Firestone Stores do accept tires for citizen drop off for a nominal fee.
The State of Oklahoma passed a law several years ago to add a fee when you purchase a tire for the disposal of your tire when it becomes worn out. Technically, you should be able to return your tire to the place where you purchased it because you have already paid for the disposal of the tire.
Recycling is a three step process. To succeed, we must include all three segments.
1. Consumers recycle products. Processors clean and prepare the recycled material for use by manufacturers.
2. Manufacturers make new products from the collected materials.
3. Consumers buy recycled content products and, if suitable, put them back into recycling collection programs.
You can make a difference by keeping the process moving and closing the recycling loop!
For recycling of electronics and proper disposal of household hazardous waste please click here for the HHW/E-waste site.