City of Ardmore Operation Pride
317 Veterans Blvd. N.E. (Hwy 142)
Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - Noon
1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Closed Sunday

"A Residential Curbside Collection Service
For The Disposal Of Junk, Bulky Items & Brush"

Pick Up Restrictions | Instructions For Curbside Pick Up

2014 Operation Pride Schedule

Operation Pride Route Map

The City of Ardmore operates an Operation Pride bulky waste collection for residential dwellings on City Water Service and within the city limits. The City will collect and dispose of bulky waste from residential dwellings which is placed at the curb in front of the residence adjacent to the public street. No pickup will be made if any vehicle is parked in the street obstructing the debris. Pickup is scheduled approximately every eight weeks. Items are to be placed at the curbside no earlier (or later) than the weekend just before the scheduled Monday of collection. This schedule is subject to change due to demand, but items must be at the curb/road side by 7:00a.m. to ensure pick up.  We will pick up within five working days. 

Items You Can Recycle

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic bottles
  • Newspapers
  • Aluminum
  • Christmas trees, etc.
  • (no household trash)


Items Allowed For Pick Up

  • Brush and grass
  • Trees under 12" in diameter, limbs and trimmings
  • Wood and lumber
  • Furniture
  • Household goods
  • Appliances without freon (with removal certification)
  • Tires (limited to four per residence per calendar year) & batteries

Items Not Allowed For Pick Up

  • Bulky waste from commercial business
  • Appliances with freon
  • Houses demolished by owner or contractors
  • Bulky waste illegally deposited on lots
  • Typical household garbage (sanitation crews collect household garbage weekly)
  • Large trees 12" in diameter or larger
  • Hazardous materials (lead based paint, chemicals, asbestos, e)
  • Commercial truck or tractor tires
  • Items disposed of from unoccupied dwellings or vacant rental property
  • Other items determined to be inappropriate by the Public Works Director

The Public Works Director and his designees will make the determination if deposited material is eligible for Operation Pride pick up.

Illegal dumping of material on vacant lots or at residences will be investigated by the City Code Enforcement Officer, and violators will be prosecuted within provisions of the law. Fines for illegal dumping will be according to applicable provisions of Ardmore City Ordinances.

Any business and/or contractor, tree removal or construction contractor involved in remodeling, building, construction or other projects is responsible for hauling any bulky waste from a work site B to the regional landfill. Such items are not eligible for Operation Pride removal.

Return to top

Instructions For Curbside Pick Up

  • All bulky waste must be placed within ten (10) feet of the curb, pavement edge or road within an accessible open area. Items must be out by 7:00a.m. on the Monday of the week Operation Pride services your area.
  • Bulky waste must never be placed on top of a water meter, gas meter, sewer clean out, storm sewer or manhole.
  • All bulky waste should be placed as far as possible away from power lines and low hanging branches of trees to facilitate removal with an overhead grappler.
  • Bulky waste cannot be placed on alleyways, yard easement or driveways.
  • Items picked up at any one time will limited to no more than one dump truck load.

You do not have to call for an appointment for your bulky items to be picked up by Operation Pride. The crews have a regularly scheduled route in each section of the City. Place your items at the curb no earlier (or later) than the weekend just prior to your scheduled week of collection.

Return to top

Operation Pride Drop Off Center

For your convenience the City of Ardmore provides the additional services of the Operation Pride Drop Off Center. Residents can take their bulky items for disposal to the center to avoid the delay incurred with every other month curbside collection.

A copy of your water bill and driver's license must be presented at the Drop Off Center for verification purposes.

The Drop Off Center is open Monday through Saturday 8:00a.m. to Noon and 1:00p.m. to 4:45p.m. and is closed on Sunday. It is located 1 mile east of the Ardmore High School on Veterans Blvd. to Refinery Road and 1 block north to Carol Brown Blvd. For further information or to answer any questions please contact (580)226-8855.

Leaving bulky items out for extended periods of time makes our city look unsightly and defeats the purpose of Operation Pride. The Code Enforcement Officer will contact anyone violating the ordinance instructing them to remove the debris. If the property owner does not comply, the City will have the items removed at the property owners expense. The cost of removal (minimum of: $75.00 per load + $30.00 administration fee) will be added to the water bill.

Return to top