|Tire Recycling Event July 27th|
|July 19, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TireLess Tulsa Tire Recycling Event
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (the M.e.t.), along with RTR Environmental, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, and Tulsa Community College, will collect old tires for recycling on Saturday, July 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held in the west parking lot of TCCs Northeast Campus located at 3727 East Apache Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115.
This is the first opportunity in over 10 year for citizens to recycle tires for free in the Tulsa area, stated Annie Tyndall, Creative Media Director for the M.e.t. The last event was held on November 15, 2002 as an America Recycles Day event. Collection events such as this are important to help people dispose of unwanted waste properly as well as addressing health concerns. Tyndall explained, Tires collect stagnant, tepid water which is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes This could in turn increase the spread of West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne diseases.
Mike Limas, Director of Academic and Campus Services at Tulsa Community College, explained that TCC has a successful history of partnering with the M.e.t. on environmental events such as the annual EcoFest, also held at TCCs Northeast Campus each spring. This is part of TCCs commitment and engagement with the community on important issues.
David Riley, with RTR Environmental, is responsible for the collection of tires. Riley explained, Most of the tires we receive will produce tire derived fuel for the concrete industry. Other uses for recycled tires include sport surfaces such as the kind used in all Tulsa high school stadiums.
This event is for residents of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Coweta, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Tulsa County, and the City of Tulsa. Unacceptable items include tires with rims, commercial tires, industrial tires, tractor tires, or dealer tires. Up to 10 tires per person will be accepted. We ask residents to stay in their cars when they pull through the lanes directed by volunteers.
About the M.e.t.:
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, the M.e.t. is a Tulsa based non-profit
that operates 12 drop-off recycling centers. They also conduct special
collection events at Expo Square
For more information or questions, please contact Annie Tyndall at 918-584-0584 or Michael Patton at 918-830-2233.
Contact: Annie Tyndall, Creative Media Director
August 3rd Meet & Greet
It is a an honor and privilege to officially announce that the Collinsville FFA Alumni Association has been re-instated as of July 2013, and you are cordially invited to attend a Meet & Greet ice cream reception to celebrate this exciting news!
There are currently 78 Collinsville FFA lifetime alumni members and our goal is to assist in the growth and development of the Collinsville FFA chapter, and to lend support to our local agriculture advisor Jennifer Burge. We would like to think there are many of you who share the same values as we do and would like to see our agriculture program flourish as it did many years ago, but we can only do this with your support. This endeavor will unquestionably take a commitment along with teamwork to plant the seeds for a successful agriculture program.
Furthermore, there is also FFA scholarship money available to graduating agriculture seniors who desire to pursue their education beyond high school. During our Meet & Greet reception the current FFA Alumni members will present scholarships to former senior high students.
The Meet & Greet reception will be held at the Collinsville High School commons area on Saturday August 03, 2013 at 4:30 PM. The reception will last approximately two hours, so please join us as we celebrate the re-birth of our FFA Alumni Chapter.
will you post an announcement that anyone who has nominated animals for
the Tulsa State Fair has to enter online by August 1, 2013.
Thank you! -- Jennifer Hamlin (7/20/2013)
|Note: This event has already taken place but I'm archiving the info on this page as it has been deleted from the intro page. -- Ted 7/22/2013|
July 20th from 10am to 4pm at the High School Gymnasium is the annual
Guns and Hoses blood drive. This events is between Collinsville Fire, Collinsville Rural against the Collinsville Police Dept. Fire won it last year and plan on winning it again this year. This event is promoted by the Oklahoma Blood Institute and Tulsa Zoo and when you come in you will be asked which organization you support fire or police and receive a t-shirt and two Tulsa Zoo admissions. Please come and support your favorite department.
|The Collinsville Soccer Club is holding registration from now until Aug 6th!|
Register In-Person at the soccer field next to Herald Elementary on Sat July 20th 9am-Noon or Tues July 23rd 6pm-8pm
Call 918-261-7234 if you have any questions -- Thank you! -- Anne Nelson (CSC Registar) -- (7/17/2013)