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Bulk trash service will begin next Monday, July 2. The clean-up will done by two contractors. Using more than one contractor means bulk trash and debris should be removed from the alleys city-wide in about 30 days. The contractors will begin in the south part of the city and work north. A zone map and progress of the clean-up will be tracked at altusok.gov/275/Bulk-Trash-Updates. Although we encourage you to place your items out now for July clean-up. In addition, the City is moving toward a quarterly clean-up of the alleyways. After this clean-up we encourage you keep alleys clear until October when the next clean-up should begin.
Contractors and Landlords
Please note that contractors for hire of any kind (building contractors, roofers, remodelers, tree trimmers, etc.) may not place items in dumpsters or alleys. It is the responsibility of the contractor for hire to deliver all their construction debris, tree trimmings, trash and other discarded items to an appropriate landfill. In addition, landlords with rental property clean-outs should contact Sanitation Department at (580) 481-2251 to best determine clean up needs.
What kind of items should be placed in the alley?
Items that may be placed in the alley for pick up include tree limbs, furniture, appliances, and bathroom fixtures. Items such as old wooden chairs or wooden furniture may be broken into smaller pieces and then placed in the dumpster. Tree limbs may be cut into 3-foot lengths and placed in the dumpster. Bulk trash must be placed on your side of the alley along your property line only; when placing items in the alley, please stack as neatly as possible, parallel to your fence or property line so as to not obstruct the alley. Placing your trash on someone else’s property is illegal.
Where should I place the items?
Please do not place bulk trash within two feet of dumpsters. Blocking access to dumpsters or leaning debris against or behind dumpsters may result in the dumpster not being emptied. Limbs or debris should be at least two feet away from gas meters, electric meters, cable boxes, or other utilities. Meters hidden by trash or limbs can be damaged by removal of trash or tree limbs.