TULSA - Free no more, Tulsans only have one more week for the city of Tulsa to pick up yard waste at no cost.
The city's new yard waste sticker program goes into effect Feb. 1, meaning that any bag full of sticks, leaves or other organic matter placed on a resident's curb for pick-up must be properly designated.
The 'Green Waste' stickers must be placed on each bag.
They also aren't exactly free -- a pack of five costs $2.50 and can be purchased at area QuikTrip stores.
To be clear, any bag inside the city-issued refuse cart is eligible for disposal. The new program applies only to those bags unable to fit in the receptacle.
The bags themselves must be transparent and are required to be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on the customer's normal pick-up day. Bundles of sticks and branches will also be accepted if grouped no larger than four feet long and two feet wide.
Tulsans still have the option to take the yard waste to the city of Tulsa's Green Waste Facility, located at 10401 East 56 th Street North, free of charge.
The site is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., excluding city observed holidays. A current driver's license with a Tulsa address is requested for admittance.
For more information about yard waste collection or other City of Tulsa Solid Waste Services programs, please call (918) 596-9777.
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