Saturday October 21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Collinsville/Owasso Tire and E-Waste Tire Collection Event
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, The M.e.t., is hosting a tire
recycling event along with E-Waste (Electronic) Collection. This
event takes place at Destiny Life Church, 14003 E. 116 St. N. (Owasso
Hwy 20 & Hwy 169) on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00AM-12:00PM.
Tires can be brought to this event to be recycled for free. Tires
must not have rims, no commercial tires, no tractor tires, and no
dealers are allowed.
E-Waste items have a plug-in cord or run on battery and include:
cameras, computer batteries, computer towers, copiers/scanners,
fax machines, keyboards/mouse, laptops, microwaves, phones, printers,
power cords, small appliances, UPS systems and VCR/DVD players.
Unaccepted items include: air conditioners, large appliances, items
over 50 pounds, light bulbs, and refrigerators. CRT computer monitors,
the large box types, and TVs DO require a processing fee.
Computer monitors are $10 and TVs are $21. Citizens are encouraged
to go to the M.e.t.s website and pre-pay for these items prior
to the event (www.metrecycle.com and click on the green E-waste
Director Graham Brannin wants citizens to do the responsible thing
with these items. Tires are a mosquito breeding ground and
regarding E-waste, we want the public to recognize that their outdated
items should never go to the trash. The M.e.t. will properly recycle
these items and keep them out of the landfills. In June of
this year, West Nile Virus was found in six areas around Tulsa,
according to the Tulsa Health Department. We want to do our part
to limit the mosquito population, thus reducing citizens risk
of West Nile Virus.
The M.e.t. has eleven centers in Tulsa Metro area offering free
drop-off recycling. The centers that accept electronic waste are
Sand Springs, Claremore, Central Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Downtown Tulsa,
and 81st and Lewis.
For more information, call 918.584.0584.
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust
Contact: Graham Brannin, Executive Director