Edmond recycles. It's as simple as that. We believe in conserving our resources and doing our part to help the environment. Recycling is what we expect of others and ourselves. As an Edmond resident, you are part of the Curbside Recycling program already, making it incredibly easy for you to recycle.
Edmond Recycles. It's what we do. Changing your view is what we want to do.
Recycling Pickup Schedule
Your recycling carts will be picked up on a bi-weekly basis. For your convenience, recycling collection is scheduled for the same day as your weekly trash cart collection. However, the recycling and trash are collected by different trucks and at different times of the same day. Find out your recycling day here.
NEW 2023 Recycling Information
Glass bottles/jars are once again accepted in your recycling polycart! Learn more about what items can be recycled here.
Recyclable / Non-Recyclable Items
- Aerosol Cans (only if they are completely empty)
- Aluminum beverage cans
- Glass bottles/jars
- Prescription vials, yogurt containers, dairy containers, margarine tubs, detergent containers, and fabric softener bottles stamped with a 1 & 2
- Magazines and phone books
- Cake and Cereal boxes
- Juice boxes and other paper cartons
- Newspapers, including ad inserts
- Plastic beverage containers, food containers, clean garden pots, flats, and detergent jugs that are stamped with a 1 & 2 on the bottom
- Shampoo and conditioner bottles stamped with a 2 on the bottom
- Tin food cans and lids (rinse clean, no need to remove labels)
- Cardboard (corrugated paper board)
- Plastics numbered 3 - 7
- Egg cartons
- Foam, including Styrofoam/Polystyrene Foam and packaging materials
- Bubble wrap
- Hazardous Materials
- Wood/Yard waste
- Wire clothing hangers
- Oil, antifreeze, or chemical containers
- Waxed cartons
- Aluminum foil
- Plastic wrap
- Tissues and used paper towels
- Light Bulbs
- Plastic shopping bags
- Coat hangers
- Stuffed Animals
- Rubber balls
Follow these tips for recycling pickup:
- When in doubt, throw it out!
- Don't set newspapers out during rainy weather, because wet newspaper cannot be recycled. If your newspapers are wet, they will be discarded and not recycled.
- It is actually a violation of city ordinances to scavenge recycling materials from the carts. If you see this happening, please report the tag number and vehicle description to our Code Enforcement Department by calling (405) 359-4793.
- Leave at least four feet between the recycling cart and the trash cart. Remember that they are separate collections with different trucks.
- Bring in your recycling cart as soon as possible after your collection. This helps prevent vandalism or theft of your cart.
- Place all recycling materials in the cart. There is no need to separate the materials. You can put your newspapers in a brown, craft paper bag to keep them from blowing on windy days.
- Place the recycling cart at your curb/roadway before 7:00 am on your designated collection day.
- The time of day varies for recycling collections. The collectors will work until dark to complete their routes if needed.
- How does my recycling collection work?
- When should I set out my recycling polycart?
- What can I put in my recycling container?
- What happens if I put something in my container that does not belong?
- Why did plastics #3 - #7 get removed from the acceptable list?
- What day is recycling picked up from my address?