Local & Regional
Tue June 19, 2012
Tulsa's Trash Transition: Recycling
With City sponsored recycling stopping for the summer months, the Metropolitan Environmental Trust is getting ready for a busy summer. The City is stopping recycling as it transitions from the current trash hauling service to a new one. The new service officially takes over on October first.
MET Director Michael Patton says they will be prepared. However, he doesn’t know how recyclers will react to the city down-time. Right now, about 15,000 Tulsans take part in city sponsored recycling program. He hopes people will continue to recycle and bring items to the MET drop off locations. A list of locations is here. He worries that people will stop recycling or get out of the recycling habit.
He plans to add 14-workers during this interim period to keep up with the anticipated demand.