Pilot Program info

If you’re participating in the City’s pilot program, we’ve put together all the information you need right here!

There are two pilot programs running in two separate areas of Broken Arrow. When you have questions, please refer to the information for your specific pickup day, since those in the other pilot program may have different instructions for how to handle their trash.

  1. 2 Cart (Thurs) Pickup Program
  2. 1 Cart (Fri) Pickup Program


  • The pilot program will operate for four months beginning January 24, 2019.
  • You will receive a blue recycling cart to be used for curbside recycling.
  • You will receive a black cart to place your trash/refuse in.
  • Your trash and recycling material will be picked up once a week on Thursday.
  • Recycling is encouraged, but is not required.
  • Participation in the recycling pilot program will not affect your sanitation service rates.
  • Cart Dimensions: 95 Gallon Capacity, 44” high, 30” wide, 33” deep. Cart weight limit is 330 lbs.

Pick-up Time

  • Everything to be picked up must be set at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the regular pickup day.


  • All household waste and recyclables should be placed in City supplied collection carts. Other cans or bins will not be serviced.
  • Place cart/s at curb facing the street with the handle facing the house, away from street.
  • Leave 3 feet of space between your trash and recycling carts, and any obstructions (e.g., light pole, landscaping, basketball goal, trees, vehicles). Very important: Do not crowd your mailbox. We suggest putting your carts on the opposite side of the driveway as your mailbox.
  • The very best spot for carts to be placed – at any time of year – is at the end of the driveway. For safety, it is important to avoid placing the carts directly in the roadway.
  • Do not block carts with vehicle or other objects. If the cart/s are blocked, sanitation personnel are not required to pick it up.
  • Other than collection times, the carts shall be placed house side, not left at the curb.
  • Cart/s may be placed at the curbside no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to collection and should be removed from the curbside by the end of collection day.
  • Each cart has a serial number that is assigned to an address.
  • If or when a resident moves to another location, the cart/s must remain at the address they are assigned to.
  • Cleaning of the cart is the customer's responsibility.
  • If cart breaks due to normal wear and tear or broken by the collection crew, the cart will be fixed or replaced for free. Damage to carts due to abuse, misuse, modifications or negligence by the customer may result in a replacement charge. Cart replacement cost is $50.00.

Refuse Cart specifics 

  • All household trash and yard waste (grass, leaves, sticks etc.) may be placed in the cart but must be bagged.
  • Please do not overload the container, Weight limit of cart is 330 lbs.
  • To prevent windblown debris and the collection of rainwater, the lid should be closed completely.
  • Do not put extra bags of trash on top or in front of cart. Try to fit all the trash in the cart. If you cannot do so, place them beside the cart on the curb.

Recycling cart specifics

  • Place all materials loose in your bin or cart.
  • Do NOT put recycling in plastic bags and do not put plastic bags in recycling cart.
  • Paper sacks are great and help keep recyclable materials contained before you bring them to the cart.
  • Do not put extra recyclables on top of cart, try to fit everything in the cart.
  • To prevent windblown debris and the collection of rainwater, the lid should be closed completely.

2020 Holidays

New Year's Day Jan. 1, 2020 No effect on Service.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20, 2020 No effect on Service.
Presidents Day Feb 17, 2020 No effect on Service.
Good Friday April 10, 2020 No effect on Service.
Memorial Day May 25, 2020 No effect on Service.
Independence Day (Observed) July 3, 2020 No effect on Service.
Labor Day Sept. 7, 2020 No effect on Service.
Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2020 No effect on Service.
Thanksgiving Nov. 26-27, 2020 No refuse service Thursday. Thursday service moves to Friday.
Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 2020 No effect on Service.
Christmas Day Dec. 25, 2020 No refuse service Friday. Friday service moves to Saturday.
New Years Day Jan. 1, 2021 No refuse service Friday. Friday service moves to Saturday.