Collinsville, Oklahoma
October 18, 2009
Miscellaneous News

Crimson Cadets Competed In Missouri /
Recycle Your Cooking Oil /
Halloween Activities Downtown

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Cooking Oil Becomes Biofuel
The M.e.t. and Tulsa Biofuels Host Cooking Oil Collection in Collinsville
October 14, 2009 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust and Tulsa Biofuels will now collect used cooking oil at the Collinsville M.e.t. recycling center located at 306 W. Broadway.

“Cooking oil, especially in large quantities, should never be placed in residential trash or poured down the drain,” says Michael Patton, executive director for The M.e.t. “Small amounts placed in the trash in a sealed container are acceptable, but large quantities can pose problems for residential plumbing, city sewers and trash haulers.”

Cooking grease is the primary cause of most residential pipeline and city sewer main blockages. This results in sewage overflows. The sewage that is spilled will eventually reach Oklahoma streams and rivers. Fats, oils and grease such as frying oil, salad oil and meat drippings are causes of this problem.

After the cooking oil waste is collected, it is taken back to Tulsa Biofuels and turned into a clean burning renewable fuel called biodiesel. Biodiesel is 70 percent cleaner than petroleum diesel and is created locally.

Cooking oil recycling is open to all Collinsville residents. Commercial waste will not be accepted. Oil should be brought in a sealed plastic container. For more information about the event, call 584-0584 or visit

Collinsville City Manager Pam Polk recycling her cooking oil.
Contact: Kasey Frost, PR Coordinator
918-584-0584 --
CHS Band First In Class at Springfield
Collinsville Crimson Cadets performed at the Valhalla Marching Band Contest in Springfield, MO on October 2nd. The contest drew more than 30 high school marching bands from around the state (MO) and Collinsville.
Collinsville won 1st in their class and won 4 out of 6 elements in their class.
The 4 elements were:
Outstanding winds
Outstanding drum major (Stephanie Elmore)
Outstanding soloist:, French horn (Stacye Dick)
Outstanding auxiliary: (Color Guard)

In finals they took 9th Place and won overall Outstanding soloist: Collinsville High, French horn.

The band also will be competing in OSSA in Skiatook on October 20th and OBA at Union HS on October 24th.

Submitted by Rosalie Sowards (10/16/2009)

Halloween Downtown (Sat. Oct. 31)
Parade down Main Street for Collinsville’s Just Treats, No Tricks Event

Kids of all ages are welcome to join the Just Treats, No Trick festivities on Saturday,

October 31st, starting with a parade down Main Street! Line up will start at 5:00 p.m. in Collinsville City Park Plaza, located just east of City Hall.

Downtown businesses are staying open late for Trick & Treaters and shoppers!

Free hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served outside of the Collinsville Downtown, Inc

Office, 1126 W. Main Street, starting at 6:00p.m.

A Costume Contest sponsored by All Weathers Electric and Collinsville Downtown, Inc

will take place in City Park Plaza at 6:30p.m. All ages. Prizes for each age category.

Kids can pick up lots more treats at several “Trunk & Treats” hosted by local churches. Trunk & Treats will be located in the parking lot of the Veteran’s Building and on 12-13th Streets.

Kids Academy on Broadway will have more games and refreshments beginning at 7:15 p.m.

This event is being hosted by Collinsville Downtown Inc., a not for profit organization committed to historic preservation and downtown revitalization.

For more information, call the Collinsville Downtown, Inc office at (918) 371-5530