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Recycling Toolkit for Oklahoma Communities

Recycling Toolkit for Oklahoma Communities

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Recycling Toolkit forOklahoma Communities
October, 2008
 
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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
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TOPIC PAGE NO.Benefits of Recycling 4-5Selecting the Best Type of Recycling Program 5-7Recycling Equipment Needs 7-9State Funding Opportunity 10Recycling Measurement 10Transportation Solutions 11Setting Up A School Recycling/Waste Reduction Program 12How to Set-up Recycling in Your Workplace 13-14
Basic Information about Recycling Materials 14-33Paper 15-18Yard Trimmings 18Food Scraps 19-20Plastics 20-22Steel 22-23Aluminum 2-23Glass 25-27Textiles 27-28Wood Waste 22=29Household Hazardous Waste 29-30ECycling 30-33Tires (See Oklahoma Waste Tire Program) AppendixPromoting Your Recycling Program 33-34Conclusion 34APPENDIX: Table of Contents (Information on CD) 35-36

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