Operation Pride

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 8 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 a.m. to ensure pick up. We will pick up within 5 working days.

Items You Can Recycle


  • Aluminum
  • Christmas trees
  • Newspapers
  • No household trash
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic bottles

Instructions For Curbside Pick Up


  • All bulky waste must be placed within 10 feet of the curb, pavement edge or road within an accessible open area. Items must be out by 7 a.m. on the Monday of the week Operation Pride services your area.
  • Bulky waste must never be placed on top of:
    • Gas meter
    • Manhole
    • Sewer clean out
    • Storm sewer
    • Water meter
  • 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 1 time will be limited to no more than 1 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.

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.  ONLY ONE PICKUP LOAD PER DAY ALLOWED.

Center Hours & Location


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

Ordinance Violations


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 (a minimum of $75 per load and $30 administration fee) will be added to the water bill.