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Acceptable & Unacceptable Items

The City of Ponca City encourages businesses and residents to recycle.  The Ponca City Solid Waste Division operates a drop-off recycling center.  The recycling center is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  An attendant is present during business hours to provide assistance if needed.

Items accepted at the Recycling Center include:

  • Cardboard – Cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, brown paper sacks, boxes etc.
  • Newspapers – The slick inserts don’t have to be removed.
  • Magazines – Catalogs, any paper that is shiny.
  • Office paper – Junk mail, any colored paper, etc.
  • White Paper – Any white office paper or any computer paper.
  • Phone Books
  • Books – Any hardback or paperback book.
  • Tin and Steel Cans – Please rinse.
  • Glass – Colored or clear glass.  Please rinse.
  • Aluminum cans – Soda and beer cans.
  • Various Assorted Metals – Copper, brass, aluminum pie tines, steel.
  • Batteries – Any type of automotive or marine lead acid batteries.
  • Water Heaters – Gas or electric.
  • Latex Paint – Water based latex paint in useable condition, not dried out.


Items not accepted at the Recycling Center include:

  • Rubber
  • Wood
  • Fabric (clothes or carpet)
  • Refrigerant – refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc.
  • Plastic
  • Styrofoam – packing peanuts etc.
  • Enamel Paint
  • Chemicals – Pool chemicals, pesticide, herbicide, antifreeze etc.
  • Oil

Please note that all recyclable materials must be separated into appropriate bins at the Recycling Center to prevent them from being contaminated. 

516 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601
PO Box 1450, Ponca City, OK 74602
Ph. (580) 767-0339
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