TULSA – There are places you can drop off your recyclables in the meantime.
Sherry got in touch to ask, “What am I supposed to do with my recyclables until the city starts collecting again? I don’t have room to store a lot of bottles and cans.”
The city encourages people to take recyclables to Metropolitan Environmental Trust, or M.E.T., recycle locations.
Click here to find the M.E.T. recycling center nearest you. The Tulsa M.E.T. is extending their hours of operation to 7:30 p.m. to accommodate the additional need for recycle dropoff.
You can find recycle containers in some city parks as well.
The $2-per-month recycling fee went away July 2.
Some Tulsans will get the new recycle containers by mid-July and can start curbside recycling right away.
The new cart rollout will be done by the end of September.
Click here to view the map that tells you which day of the week your trash will be collected from July 1 through the end of September.
In addition there are more than 100 Mr. Murph locations around Tulsa where you can leave recyclables.
American Waste Control offers this information:
AMERICAN WASTE HELPS TULSA RECYCLE WITH 100 PLUS DROP OFF LOCATIONS
Gives Proceeds from TTCU Locations to Benefit Needy School Kids
TULSA, OKLA. – July 6, 2012 — American Waste Control, the leading waste and recycling company in Tulsa, is encouraging Tulsans to take their recyclables to its 100 FREE drop off locations, open 24 hours, all around the metro area during the city’s three month interim period for its trash services.
Tulsa moved to a three-month interim trash service last Monday due to a gap created when the former trash hauler’s contract ended June 30 th. Because of that, the city suspended its current curbside-recycling program until services resume in the fall with American Waste Control processing those recyclables at that time too.
“We encourage all of Tulsa to bring their recyclables to our Mr. Murph drop off sites during this interim period,” says Tom Hill, CEO of Tulsa Recycle and Transfer, American Environmental Landfill and American Waste Control. “We especially ask people to bring their items to any of our TTCU The Credit Union locations where we’re donating proceeds to Restore Hope Ministries to purchase school supplies for school kids.”
American Waste Control, which owns Tulsa Recycle and Transfer, currently holds the distinction of having Oklahoma’s only licensed hybrid Material Recovery Facility (Mr. Murph) onsite where the company is able to process and reclaim over 80 tons of recyclables per day from the city’s waste stream. AWC won the bid for city wide recycling hauling last January over several companies vying for the same 10 year contract.
“Our Mr. Murph is a huge innovation for Tulsa for tackling our growing waste demands,” says Hill. “We literally have the most convenient recycling drop off locations in the city and encourage all of Tulsa to join us in making a true difference for Tulsa by feeding Mr. Murph.”
American Waste officially launched Mr. Murph in March 2011 with the expectation of increasing Tulsa’s recycling rates and reducing area landfills. Today, the facility is enabling Tulsa to recycle more products than ever before, including styrofoam, plastics, aluminum, cardboard, and paper, due to Mr. Murph’s advanced recycling automation.
American Waste Control and TRT now have over 100 Mr. Murph drop off sites throughout Tulsa. Visit feedmrmurph.com for a list of these locations along with a map for directions.