The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.e.t.) is extending the hours of its Tulsa recycling centers during the interim period with no pick-up service.
Because recycling pick-up services provided by the city of Tulsa will be temporarily suspended until NeWSolutions' new recycling carts arrive, The M.e.t. will extend its hours of operations for the next month from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The measure will help ensure that the 16,000 curbside-recycling subscribers who may be affected by the temporary suspension of the program will have a safe and convenient option to dispose of their recyclable materials until they receive their new carts.
"We encourage people to save up their recyclables until their new carts arrive," said Michael Patton, the M.e.t.'s Executive Director. "If not, bring them to one of our locations and we will get them recycled."
The M.e.t. has five recycling centers within the city of Tulsa and 13 in the metro region—the Admiral Center at Admiral and Louisville, the Central Center at 3495 S. Sheridan, the East Tulsa Center at 12466 E. 21st Street, the South Tulsa Center at 2019 E. 81st Street, and the West Tulsa Center at 1502 W. 51st Street.
The centers take plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspaper, magazines, aluminum cans, as well as phone books, batteries, eyeglasses, cooking oil, and motor oil.
Currently, the Tulsa Centers do not take cardboard, but the Broken Arrow Center at 302 E. Elm do take cardboard, as well as the Sand Springs location at 105 E. Morrow Road.
Each center does provide a night drop area available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.