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Waste is collected once a week. See our service schedule (PDF) for details.
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You can place 7 bags per pickup, 30-gallon size, and all trash needs to be in bags.
We are located at 1851 North Douglas Boulevard, off the 51 Spur.
Our hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. only on the second Saturday of each month.
Consult our holiday schedule (PDF) for more information on how we handle holidays.
The refuse is taken to Cherokee Nation landfill in Stilwell, Oklahoma.
Tires will not be collected at curbside pickup but will be accepted at the Solid Waste Department. Lumber must be less than 8 feet. No commercial dumping without prior approval.
Drop-off recycling is available at the transfer station at 1851 North Douglas Boulevard at the South gate entrance.
There is a $10 fee if the appliance is brought to the transfer station. The fee is $20 if the appliance is to be picked up. In either case, no appliances with compressors may be accepted.
The Solid Waste department does pick up brush, but you can drop it off at the center for a fee depending upon its weight. The Street Department handles brush pickup.
View our service schedule (PDF) to find out when your trash is picked up.
Collection hours are from 5 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View the fee schedule to find the service rates.
Find the rates on our fee schedule page.
You are billed through the Tahlequah Public Works Authority on your utility bill.
Rural service runs $12 to $30 per week.
As with all positions with the City of Tahlequah, you must email the Human Resources Director or call by phone at 918-456-0651, ext. 2263.
Solid Waste Services can be reached at the Solid Waste office at 918-456-8332 or call 918-931-1524 or 918-931-1957.
The trash service usually runs from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.