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November 27, 2007
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November 27, 2007 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

M.e.t. Opens New Recycling Center
Collinsville site marks 11th area drop-off center

COLLINSVILLE - The Metropolitan Environmental Trust will mark the opening of its 11th drop off recycling center with a grand opening at 4 p.m. December 3 at the new site, 306 East Broadway.

The center, open 7 days a week, accepts aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic #1 and #2, newspaper, office paper, magazines, oil, antifreeze and batteries. City Manager Pam Polk said offering recycling to residents has been a high priority.

"There has been a lot of interest in recycling since we changed our trash service to once a week," Polk said. "Recycling is important to our residents."

The center is a collaborative effort between The M.e.t. and the city, who donated the land and infrastructure for the center. Mayor Stan Sallee said as the city grows, so should services offered.

"We are pleased to enhance our city services by offering recycling," Sallee said. "Recycling is important to the future of our city, the state and our planet, and the addition of this service shows that Collinsville is a forward thinking community."

The M.e.t. operates centers in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Glenpool, Owasso and Sand Springs. Residents in Collinsville can drop off recyclables seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Staffed hours at the center are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call The M.e.t. at 584-0584.

Julie Alexander (Metropolitan Environmental Trust 584-0584)