Spring Clean-up Efforts Scheduled for March 23-26, 2016

A More Beautiful Muskogee, the City of Muskogee and the Muskogee Phoenix, will sponsor the Azalea 1500 Clean-up to prepare for the Annual Azalea Festival.

This event, which allows the community to dispose of various types of waste, will take place March 23-26, 2016.

The Public Works Solid Waste Division-Street Division, will sponsor dumpsters at the City Material Yard located at 1503 South Cherokee Street. These dumpsters will be located inside the yard’s fence. At this site only, tires will be accepted. Only passenger car, pickup and large truck tires will be accepted.  Tractor tires, tire dealers or tires on metal rims will not be accepted. There will be a limit of 25 tires per household.

Public Works will also sponsor a dumpster at the Recycling Center, located at the North West corner of Main and Iola.

"Free Dump Days" will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 23-26, 2016 at the Muskogee Community Landfill. Residents of Muskogee, who identify themselves with a valid driver’s license and a current City of Muskogee water bill, will be able to use the landfill free of charge. Those who do not present this information will be charged the regular rate.

Discarded furniture, including mattresses, may only be disposed of at the landfill.

Containers will be provided for general refuse disposal as well. Household trash and yard waste may be placed in these containers.

The Muskogee Community Landfill is located at 2801 South 54th Street West. A heavy turnout is expected, so participants are encouraged to enter from the North side, off of Hancock and onto 54th Street.

Yaffe Iron will accept appliances and scrap metal. Refrigerators and air conditioners will also be accepted if the compressors have been removed. For more information, call Yaffe Iron at 918-687-7543 and ask for the scale house.

Yaffe Iron will also buy automobile batteries. Batteries will be accepted at the Recycling Center, located at the corner of Main and Iola.

Truckloads of tree limbs and brush will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 23-26, 2016 at the dumpsite located at 40th and Denver.

This clean-up effort prepares A More Beautiful Muskogee for the 2016 Azalea Festival which begins April 1.  The contributions from sponsors, waste haulers and waste management have contributed to past successes. 

For more information, call the City’s Environmental Control Office at 918-684-6326 or email

litterfree@muskogeeonline.org.