City of Tahlequah, OK 111 S Cherokee
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: (918) 456-0651
Fax: (918) 458-9589
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1.) How many bags can I place on my curb for removal?

7 bags per pickup, 30-gallon size, and all trash needs to be in bags.

2.) Where are you located?

We are located at 1851 N. Douglas Blvd, off the 51 Spur.

3.) How many times a week is my trash collected?

Waste is once a week. See our service schedule for details.

4.) What are your office hours?

Hours are from 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are 7:30am to 4pm ONLY on second Saturday of each month.

5.) How are holidays handled?

Consult our holiday schedule.

6.) Where is Tahlequah's refuse taken?

Stilwell, OK

7.) What items will the department not collect?

No tires will be accepted, and lumber must be less than 8 feet. No commercial dumping without prior approval.

8.) Do you have recycling facilities?

Drop-off recycling is available at the transfer station at South gate entrance.

9.) How do I get rid of large appliances?

There is a $10.00 fee if the appliance is brought to the transfer station. The fee is $20.00 if the appliance is to be picked up. In either case, no appliances with compressors may be accepted.

10.) Do you pick up brush?

Curbside — No. The Street Department handles brush pickup.
Brought to Transfer Station — Yes.

11.) What day does my trash run on?

See our service schedule.

12.) How much is the service?

See our fee schedule.

13.) What are the dumpster rates?

See our fee schedule.

14.) How am I billed?

Through the Tahlequah Public Works Authority on your utility bill.

15.) How does the service compare to private trash services?

Rural service $12.00 to $30.00 per week.

16.) How do I apply for a position in the department?

As with all positions with the City of Tahlequah, you must contact the Human Resources Director by email, or phone (918) 456-0651 ext. 2263

17.) Who do I contact if my trash is not being picked up?

Solid Waste Services can be reached at the Solid Waste office at (918) 456-8332 -or- Ford, SW Director, Cell Phone#: (918) 931-1524 -or- Chriis Armstrong, SW Foreman, Cell Phone#: (918) 931-1957.
The trash service usually runs from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM.