Downtown Recycling Center Opening Delayed

Jan 10, 2014

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Downtown Tulsa residents will have to wait a little longer for a recycling center in their area.

A new Metropolitan Environmental Trust recycling center at 11th Street and Cincinnati Avenue was supposed to open next weekend, but the M.e.t. is now looking at early February.

Bad weather has halted work on a list of repairs included in the property lease that needed to be done before the recycling center opened. 

"With a recycling center, there's so many different parts that have to come together for it to make it work, so we're just waiting on all those parts to get together at the same time," said Annie Tyndall, the M.e.t.'s creative media director.

One of the biggest delays has been in paving a parking area, a project the city is helping with.

The downtown recycling center will replace the M.e.t.'s closed Admiral recycling center. It will give downtown residents and others who can't participate in curbside recycling a place to recycle.

In addition to the usual recyclable materials, the center will accept batteries, motor and cooking oil, and shredded paper. The M.e.t. board is also talking about accepting electronic waste there.