Sat, Apr 6 at 9:00am - Sat, Apr 13 at 5:00pm
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Ponca City, Oklahoma

With Spring (hopefully) right around the corner, it’s time to get out and clean that yard, garage and shed! Spring clean-up in Ponca City will begin Saturday, April 6 and will go until the next Saturday, April 13. And the cost to throw away your junk at that time is FREE!

Posted below is advice to help citizens of Ponca City when it comes to cleaning.


When dumping at the Landfill, citizens must show a CURRENT PCUA (electric) Utility Bill with trash service. The address on the PCUA (electric) bill and the driver’s licnse must match! Vehicles larger than a pickup or trailer will be charged standard land fees. Limit 6 loads per resident.

City Collections

The crews will pick-up any extra items placed in your regular pick-up area with the exception of the following:

  • Poisons, acids and caustics
  • Car batteries
  • Explosives
  • Body washes
  • Large bulky objects (tires and automobile frames for example) and any item materials that could contain Freon, PCB, etc. or could cause damage to collection equipment or personal injury to collectors.
  • Dirt, rocks, concrete and other debris resulting from construction or demolation.
  • Dead animals, animal excreta, etc. that has not been wrapped and tightly sealed in moisture-proof wrapping prior to placement for collection.
  • Logs greater than 8 inches in diameter and longer than 4 feet or weighing more than 75 pounds.
  • Brush that is not bundled, longer than 4 feet and weighing more than 75 pounds.
  • Containers larger than 35 gallons.

Landfill hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- Saturday. You can call 767-0417 for more information!

Recycling Center

Located at 1001 West Prospect – Open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and will accept the following items:

  • Car batteries
  • Latex paint
  • Clean glass
  • Clean Tin Cans
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum cans
  • Books
  • Mixed Metals

For those wishing to dispose of motor oil, the following merchants will accept it within the limits specified:

  • Autozone – 2104 North 14th will accept up to 5 gallons of motor oil per person, per day.
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – 3019 North 14th & 104 West Grand will accept up to 5 gallons of motor oil, transmission fluid and different grease. That is per person, per day!

For anyone who has poisons, antifreeze or chemicals for disposal, the best suggestion is to store them (following the manufacturer’s directions) until a Household Hazardous Waste Day.

Special Pick-ups

Trees, brush, construction debris, etc. may be disposed of by special pickup. Special pickups may be arranged by calling 767-0411. Special pickups carry a minimum charge of $39.09 and could be more depending on quantity and items for disposal.

Tires… Friend or Foe?

Tires can become quite a nuisance when they wear out and are replaced. They take up space and deteriorate the looks of your property, they can even become breeding grounds to little wild critters. To top it all off you have to pay to get rid of them! However, during the Spring Clean-up, you can get rid of those tires with NO additional cost.

The restrictions are that tires must be 24 inches or smaller. Tires on rims, tractor or heavy equipment tires will NOT be accepted! Those residents wishing to dispose of tires should keep them separate and place the tires in a designated area at the Landfill. City Crews will not pick up tires.

High Grass and Weeds

Grass and weeds that exceed 12 inches in height are defined by City codes as a public nuisance. Non-compliance by owners or residents can result in citations. The City also has the right to have the property cleaned: the expense is then billed to the owner/occupant.

Overhanging Limbs and Brush

All vegetation must be trimmed back to the right-of-way lines such that free and convenient travel over and along sidewalks and street or alley is possible. Vegetation shall be trimmed to provide vertical clearance of at least 14 feet above streets and alleys and to at least 8 feet above sidewalks. The City also has the right to have the right-of-way cleared and the expenses billed to the owner/occupant. Also remember to follow the rules regarding tree planting under power lines. Contact PC Energy at 767-0405 for more information.

Nuisance Vehicles

Abandoned, junked, inoperable or untagged vehicles are not allowed on private property unless they are enclosed in a building. Vehicles that violate these standards are public nuisances, and can be towed from the property by contractors at the request of Code Enforcement.


Phone numbers are listed below:

  • Landfill – 767-0417
  • Recycling Center – 580-485-8884
  • Collections – 767-0411
  • Code Enforcement – 767-0383