TULSA - Curbside recycling has come to Jenks and city leaders says they've made it as simple as possible for residents to participate and at no extra cost to ratepayers or the city.
Tom Hill of American Waste Control tells KRMG the One Cart Recycling Program simply asks residents to put their recyclables loose into the bottom of their existing carts.
They would then place their non-recyclable refuse, bagged, on top.
He points out that the system doesn't require extra carts, extra trucks or additional pickup days.
What's more, the system is already set up and ready to go.
City Manager Mike Tinker tells KRMG it's a win-win for the city and its residents.
"We're very happy that American Waste has come up with a program that not only keeps it in the cart we use now, puts it curbside, and I think the best thing that all of our city council wanted to hear for our citizens is, 'no rate increase.'"
In a statement sent to KRMG, Jenks Mayor Greg Bowman said, “We want to make recycling as easy as possible for people. We believe our strategy is a good one and will give residents greater access to recycling as well as help make Jenks an even more environmentally friendly city.”
Mayor Bowman said, “A driving force to achieving curbside recycling in Jenks is Ward 2 City Councilman Lonnie Sims. Sims has long wanted the City to offer more convenient, but at the same time more cost effective, recycling for our residents. Now, his vision is at hand when coupled with the specialized M.e.t. Recycling Center at Elm and “B” Streets.”
AWC is a Tulsa-based waste collection company that is miles ahead of the competition in service, equipment and environmentalism.
As a locally owned and family operated company, AWC has always prided itself in being able to tailor its services to its customer’s individual needs while providing the best in clean and environmentally friendly operations.
For more information, visit www.americanwastecontrol.com.