Recycling


Curbside Recycling is offered by Waste Connections in conjunction with your curbside trash pickup.
Recycling is picked up every other week on your regular scheduled trash day.
Just like your regular trash, it needs to be at the curb by 6:00 am the day of your scheduled trash pick-up.
Recycling is picked up by a separate truck, so don’t be alarmed if one is picked up earlier in the day than the other.

If you do not have a recycling cart and need a recycling cart, please call the Utility Clerk at Choctaw City Hall at (405) 390-8198.
There is no charge for Recycling Carts.
For issues with recycling pick up, please call Waste Connections directly at (405) 745-2942.
You can view/download the 2018 Recycling Schedule calendar here.

The following items can be placed in the Waste Connections Recycle cart:

  • Metal:  Steel cans, Aluminum cans, Clean aluminum foil, Pie pans (2″ or larger), Metal jar lids, Steel bottle caps, Metal food cans and beverage containers, Empty aerosol cans.
  • Glass: Glass bottles and jars (clear, green, amber, brown and blue)(please rinse).
  • Paper:  Office paper (staples okay), Computer paper, Junk mail, Magazines, Newspapers (glossy inserts okay), Phone books, Catalogs, LIght-colored paper, Corrugated cardboard (max. 12″ x 24″ per piece), Cereal/soda boxes, Paper egg cartons, Milk cartons, Juice cartons, Paper bags, Greeting cards, Blueprints, Dry cleaning bags.
  • Plastic: Plastic containers (#1-#7 on bottom), Milk jugs, Butter/Margarine containers, Pop/water bottles, Detergent bottles, Screw-on caps are allowed.

The following items are Prohibited in the Waste Connections Recycle cart:

  • Metal:  Scrap metal, Foil paper, Needles or Syringes.
  • Glass: Light bulbs, Plates, Vases, Drinking glasses, Window glass, Mirror glass.
  • Paper:  Paper ream wrappers, Microwave trays, Shredded paper, Hard-cover books, Frozen food containers, Tissues, Paper towels, Napkins, Waxed paper or waxed cardboard, Stickers or sheets of address labels, Styrofoam, Diapers, Photographs.
  • Plastic: 6 pack holders.
  • Miscellaneous:  Any municipal solid waste, Any hazardous items, Yard waste.

Recycling other items:

Cardboard can be taken to the Cardboard Recycling Center located on Jim White Drive, just east of the City Service Center, located at 8730 SE 15th Street in Midwest City.  The unmanned cardboard recycling center is open seven days a week, from daylight to dark.  Cardboard being deposited into the recycle bins must be broken-down and free from any food.

Electronics can be recycled by Best Buy located at 7231 SE 29th Street, Midwest City, OK (405) 733-4829.  They recycle most electronics, see their website or contact Best Buy for more information.
Office Depot, located at 7071 SE 29th Street, Midwest City, OK 73110, (405) 455-4324, also has an electronics recycling program, with costs ranging from $5 to $15.  Size and weight restrictions apply.  Call for more information or visit their website.

Ink cartridges can be recycled through programs at Quill.com or Office Depot online.  Follow the links for details and prepaid shipping labels.

The Salvation Army accepts donations of working electronics and appliances.  Donations are tax deductible, just ask for a receipt when your items are picked up.  You can call 1(800) SA-TRUCK to schedule a home pick-up or check out their website for more information.

There are paper, magazine, and clothing Recycling Bins located in most of the Choctaw school parking lots, and several of the Church parking lots, as well.  Look for the large metal bins and read the posted signs for acceptance guidelines.

View the Common Household Items Recycling Tips (.xls) spreadsheet for even more information on things you can recycle.

BE AN EVERY-DAY ENVIRONMENTALIST – REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE !