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Contact City Hall at 918-456-0651 for a permit.
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.
Waste is collected once a week. See our service schedule (PDF) for details.
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.
No tires will be accepted, and 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.
Winter hours are from 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and typically start in October, depending upon the weather.
Summer hours are from 5 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and typically start in April, depending upon the weather.
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.
Brush pickups are arranged by calling the Street Department at 918-456-4661; ask for Vicki. She will take your name and your address and send someone out (usually within two days) to pick up your brush.
The Street Department only picks up wood material. There can not be any other types of material such as Styrofoam or metal. This means that any wood being disposed of cannot have any nails in it.
The Street Department only picks up brush within the Tahlequah City Limits.
Any private citizen can have their brush hauled away. However, the Street Department will not pick up brush or wooden yard waste for contractors. Any limb cutting done by a contractor should include removal as well as the cutting.
No. Tahlequah Public Works Authority handles the maintenance and repairs of street lights. Contact them at 918-456-2564.
The Street Department is responsible for street and traffic signs inside of the city limits.
The Street Department is responsible for striping of the City streets and for city-owned property.
Street Department crews will begin treatment of roadways or snow removal with the following listed arterial streets:
The Street Commissioner or Street Superintendent will inspect the situation and determine the number of crews and the methods used. Once arterial streets, emergency department streets, hospital streets, and school streets (when in session), and nursing home streets are adequately treated for the snow or ice crews will move to collector streets.
From the intersection of Muskogee Avenue and Downing Street, Tahlequah will be divided into four quadrants. Northwest or Zone 1, Northeast or Zone 2, Southeast or Zone 3, and Southwest or Zone 4. Crews will work from this intersection outward in each quadrant. Periodic assessments will be made by the Street Commissioner or the Street Superintendent to determine effectiveness of the work. These routes will be followed unless an emergency situation arises. Emergency situations will be determined by the Street Commissioner in conjunction with the Street Superintendent, Police Chief, and Emergency Management Director.