There is more public support and interest in recycling than ever before.Citizens all across the state are encouraging their communities to developprograms. Community leaders are asking how to design cost effectiverecycling systems. Businesses are constantly seeking ways to reduce waste.Schools want to become recycling models for their communities.This guide provides an overview of recycling programs from planning tooperations. The people who provided information for it have a great deal of experience. However, no experience is as valuable as that gained by operatingan ongoing recycling program. As readers encounter new operating realitiesor have new ideas about topics covered, please share them with DEQ so thatthis guide can be continually refined and improved.Please watch the Oklahoma Recycling Association (OKRA) website forperiodical updates and additions to this toolkit:www.recycleok.org.
A big thank you to these toolkit contributors:
Lindsay Briggs (DEQ)Fred Eilrich (OSU Cooperative Extension)Ilda Hershey (OSU Cooperative Extension)Mike Hixon (DEQ)Bryce Hulsey (DEQ)Kole Kennedy (DEQ)Margaret Meyer (DEQ)Michael Patton (The M.e.t)Traci Phillips (Natural Evolution, inc.)Fenton Rood (DEQ)Susie Shields (DEQ)U.S.E.P.A.
Toolkit prepared for 2008 DEQ / OKRA Recycling Seminar.
RECYCLING TOOLKITFOROKLAHOMA COMMUNITIES