ENID, OK – City of Enid officials announced today the extended yard waste collection service for this season will end on Wednesday, October 31. Traditionally, the yard waste collection service ends in September; however, the service was extended this fall season to accommodate customer needs.
According to Solid Waste Supervisor Scott Morris, beginning in November, citizens are encouraged to place green poly-carts with yard waste only out on the same day as regular trash. Morris added, “Green carts containing trash will not be picked up and it’s important to have a minimum of four feet of clearance between your poly-carts and any other obstructions.”
As a reminder, place the container at the curb no later than 7:30 am on your collection day. Morris said if additional trash carts are needed, they can be obtained by contacting Solid Waste at 616-7300.
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The yard waste containers are normally emptied on Wednesdays, beginning in mid-March, and continue through September. Residents must place the green poly carts on the curb, the same day as the household trash, during holiday weeks.
The City of Enid issues green poly-carts for yard waste such as leaves, twigs, and grass. The green poly-carts may be purchased for a one time fee of $60. The $60 fee will be charged to your water bill after you receive the container. You can contact Customer Service at 580-616-7300 if you would like to obtain a yard waste container.
The City of Enid collects the yard waste from these poly-carts using automated trucks that are equipped with a specially designed arm that grasps and empties the carts. There are no additional monthly fees for the collection of these containers.
The yard waste containers will be emptied on Wednesdays during the spring and summer seasons (beginning March, and will continue through September). In the fall and winter, you will need to place your green poly-cart out next to your regular trash on your trash day.
Residents must place the green poly carts on the curb, the same day as the household trash, during holiday weeks.
Containers are emptied on the same day as household trash during the off season ONLY if they contain yard waste. Green containers are NOT emptied if they contain trash.
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Always place the container at the curb no later than 7:30 am on your collection day.
Make sure you set your cart at the edge of your property next to the street, wheels above the curb, with the handle facing your home.
Leave at least ten feet of clearance from other containers, parked vehicles, street and lampposts, trees, mailboxes and other obstructions.
Place un-bagged grass clippings and small yard waste in the cart.
Return container to side of house after it is emptied.
Put any liquids, especially motor oil, gasoline, anti-freeze or paint in your poly-cart.
Put hot ashes in the container.
Put soil, sand, branches of any size, bricks, concrete, building material, auto parts, scrap metal, tires, and dead animals in the cart.
Leave container in the street after your pick up day.
You may call the City of Enid Service Center at 580-616-7300 or 580-616-7315 if you need any additional information.
Trash items placed outside of the containers will not be picked up.