In charge of trash pickup in Yukon is the Sanitation division of Yukon Public Works. Here are some common questions regarding trash pickup, bulk pickup, schedules and recycling in Yukon.
Where do I put my trash?
If you live within the Yukon city limits (or even in some rural areas outside of the city limits), you are assigned a green trash cart for free. The city specifically says that privately owned trash containers will not be emptied. Place your green cart curbside by 6 a.m. on the morning of your scheduled pickup.
What if the green cart is not enough?
You can purchase a blue cart from the city of Yukon. As of 2012, the charge for a new blue cart was $100, but the customer owns the cart and can keep it if he/she moves. No monthly fees are associated with the blue cart, and replacement parts are available for purchase from the city. Call (405) 354-4317 for more information.
What about grass cuttings, tree limbs, Christmas trees or bulk items?
You have a couple of options here:
- Grass cuttings can be tied in a trash bag and placed at the curb for the scheduled pickup day
- Larger limbs can be tied in bundles smaller than 4 feet long and weighing 50 pounds or less. Just place the bundle(s) curbside on your regular pickup day
- Yukon residents can dump large items such as Christmas trees for free, once a month, with a current water bill and driver's license at the Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority Transfer Station. Get transfer station information.
Yes, certain regular household items are considered hazardous and should not be discarded with your regular trash, items such as kerosene, gasoline, lubricants, rust remover, pool chemicals, weed killers, fertilizer, pesticides, furniture polish, oven cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner, paint, solvent, batteries, used car oil/filters, and brake or transmission fluid.
These should be disposed of (for a fee) at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection facility located at SW 15th and Portland. Take your driver's license and a copy of your current City of Yukon utility statement for proof of residency.
I missed my weekly pickup, and I simply can't wait until next week. What do I do?
Yukon offers extra pickups for a small fee. To schedule an extra pickup, contact utility billing at (405) 354-1895.
Does Yukon provide recycling services?
The Yukon volunteer recycling center is located at 111 Ash and is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The facility accepts #1 and #2 plastics, steel/tin Aerosol cans (if empty), glass (except china, glassware, window glass or incandescent light bulbs), aluminum cans and food containers, paper (no phone books) and even cardboard (as long as it's not grease stained as in a pizza box). For more information on recycling, contact (405) 945-2944.