City Offices to Close; Trash Collection Schedule to Change


City of Tulsa offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Public safety and mission critical operations, however, will operate as normal. Residents who need assistance with a water or sewer problem may call the following 24-hour emergency numbers: water - (918) 596-9488, and sewer - (918) 586-6999.

There will be no residential refuse, recycling, bulky waste or green waste collection on Thursday, Nov. 27, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. As a result, Thursday and Friday customers will experience a change in their collection schedule. Thursday customers will receive collection service on Friday. Friday customers will receive collection service on Saturday.

Those customers with twice-a-week service will also be affected as their secondary collection day will also move forward one day. Monday/Thursday customers will be collected on Monday and Friday and Tuesday/Friday customers will be collected Tuesday and Saturday.

The City's mulch site, 2100 N. 145th East Ave., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27; Friday, Nov. 28; and Sunday, Nov. 30. It will be open, however, on Saturday, Nov. 29. The mulch site's usual schedule will resume on Monday, Dec. 1: open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for city holidays. Tulsa utility customers may drop off yard waste free of charge.

Tulsa Parks recreation centers including Oxley Nature Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday, but the parks' outdoor facilities will be accessible as usual. Redbud Valley Nature Preserve and trails will be closed Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday.

The City of Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter at 3031 N. Erie Ave. will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, but open on Friday, Nov. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 29, the shelter will resume its usual schedule: Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., closed Sunday; open Monday from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

Mohawk Park and Page Belcher golf courses will be closed on Thursday, but open on Friday. Tulsa Zoo and Gilcrease Museum both will be open on Thursday and Friday. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center will be closed both Thursday and Friday, but ticket sales will still be open through

Tulsa Transit will not operate bus service on Thursday, Nov. 27. Regular level bus service will resume on Friday, Nov. 28.

City of Tulsa Fryer Oil Collection Event on Nov. 30


The City of Tulsa, in partnership with the Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.e.t.), will collect used cooking oils following the Thanksgiving holiday.

The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Central M.e.t. Recycling Center, 3495 S. Sheridan Rd.

When cooking oils or greasy foods are disposed of in household drains or neighborhood storm drains, the fat, oil, and grease can clog sewer lines and cause damage in local rivers and streams.

The City of Tulsa averages 38 grease-related sanitary sewer overflows a year, with 80 percent of overflows coming from residential sources. The cost from cleaning up blocked sewer lines and spilled sewage is very costly to the city and also for the resident.

Prevent costly home plumbing bills and sewer utility rate increases by recycling used cooking oils and collecting, scraping or wiping meat drippings and other greasy leftovers from your dishes and into the trash, not down the drain.

Anyone who cannot bring their liquid cooking oils to the Nov. 30 event can still drop off oils to any M.e.t. recycling center at any time of the year. Visit to find the nearest recycling center.

For more information on the fryer oil collection event or how to properly dispose of food related to fats, oils, and grease, go online to


City of Tulsa Inauguration 2014


The 2014 City of Tulsa Inauguration of elected officials will be Monday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center inside the Liddy Doenges Theatre - 110 E. Second St.

The master of ceremonies will be Ken Busby, executive director and CEO of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa. Journalist and historian Michael Wallis will be the keynote speaker. The public is invited to attend.

Immediately following the inauguration ceremony, the 2014-2016 City Council will hold its first meeting to elect the Chair and Vice-Chair. The meeting will be held at 2:45 p.m. in the Charles E. Norman Theatre inside the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.


River Task Force Seeks Civic Group Feedback


The Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force has created an email address to receive ideas on river development from civic groups.

Groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, church groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, young professionals, active seniors and others are encouraged to provide their feedback on river development by emailing:

No idea is too big or too small. Comments may range from: river infrastructure needs and priorities, environmental and habitat concerns, or river development ideas.

City Councilor G.T. Bynum, chairman of the Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force, said:

"We're asking civic groups throughout the region to join us in this discussion. We want to know what kind of proposal you'd like to see and what kinds of features should be included in any long-term plan. All of our meetings and findings are available online for your use. The more eyes and minds we can focus on this issue, the better the final ballot proposal will be."

Proposals received will periodically be posted online for the public to review.

Watch all the meetings of the Arkansa River Infrastructure Task Force on demand at


Upcoming Events


Thursday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 28:

  • City Observed Holiday, Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, Dec. 1:

  • City of Tulsa Inauguration of elected officials at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Liddy Doenges Theatre, 110 East Second Street, at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Thursday, Dec. 25:

  • City Observed Holiday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


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