boxes like cereal boxes, egg cartons, greeting cards,
manila folders, mailing tubes, wrapping/tissue paper,
- Paper: Office
paper, junk mail, envelopes, letters,
postcards, paper bags, reports, brochures, magazines,
catalogs, newspapers with inserts and phone books,
- Acceptable Plastics: #1
and #2 bottles and jugs ONLY.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept other types of plastic
not on this list. No thin plastic containers.
Any vegetable or fruit cans
Typically soda cans
Donated to local YWCA to be aid abuse victims. Even
phones that are not activated can dial 911.
Eyeglasses - Donated to local Lions organization
paper products outer plastic wrapper, bath tissue
plastic wrapper, napkins plastic wrapper, moist wipes
packaging, paper towels plastic wrapper.
Cheese Packaging -
string cheeses packages, individual singles wrappers,
singles packages, shredded cheeses packages, grated
cheese containers, creamed cheese packaging, cottage
cheese tubs, all cheese wrappers.
Packaging (not diapers) -
plastic diaper packaging, wipes outer plastic packaging.
Natural wine cork, synthetic wine cork, cork stops.
Drink Pouches -
Aluminum Drink Pouches, Plastic Drink Pouches
Candy Wrappers -
Large Candy Bags, and
Multi-Pack Candy Bags.
nor cell phones will be destroyed. Recycling is not an
adequate method of disposing of confidential
information. For these services, we recommend contacting OES
Information Destruction at (580) 234-1043.
Please put small, loose items in
paper sacks and place heavier items on top. Anything not on the
"Acceptable Items" list will be left in the bin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do items have to be sorted?
Not if only one bin is used. If more than one container is
used, please sort so we can keep our costs low.
do I have to do to participate?
Contact us to begin your service today! (Call
Why can't you recycle thin plastic containers
even if they have a #1 or #2?
Why can't you recycle glass?
You must first think of recycling as a
business. Without a market, there is no possibility of
recycling a product. Even though plastic bottles and tubs
might have the same number inside their recycling symbols,
they are not really made of identical material. Bottles are
produced through one kind of molded process and tubs through
another, and these two processes require different plastic
mixtures that melt at different temperatures. If these
plastic containers are recycled together, the result is a
mixture of material that has no value in the Oklahoma
recycling market. Even when plastic tubs are collected
separately, there is no value to Oklahoma
Again, you must first think of
recycling as a business. There must be a buyer to make
recycling feasible. It is cheaper to produce new glass
in Oklahoma than it is to use recycled glass in
manufacturing. Until this changes, it is not possible to
afford the costs to separate, store, and transport this very
heavy material. KEG continues to look for methods of
Why can't I recycle the plastic lids?
Keepin' Enid Green
The lids to plastic bottles are made
of different grades of plastic than the bottle itself. These
grades of plastic are not recycle in our area. The little
plastic rings that are left behind from a lid are an
acceptable evil because they are so small. Each bale
is allowed a very small percentage of contaminants.
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