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
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
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 MyTicketOffice.com.
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
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 www.metrecycle.com 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 www.TrapTheGreaseTulsa.com.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 tgovonline.org
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