BA recycling center closing temporarily

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Updated: 7/08/2013 4:24 pm Published: 7/08/2013 4:24 pm

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust will temporarily close the Broken Arrow Recycling Center from Saturday, July 13 to Tuesday, July 16.

The drop-off center, located at 302 North Elm Place, will reopen on Wednesday, July 17 under new management through Show, Inc.

While closed, officials said they will improve the overall performance of the center including reorganizing the center and re-positioning equipment to better serve customers of the busiest recycling drop-off center in state and region.

Michael Patton, the Executive Director for the M.e.t. stated “the Broken Arrow Recycling Center is the flagship of recycling for the entire region. This center accepts more items than any other drop-off center in the 5 state area.” “We’ve worked with the M.e.t. since 1993 and each center we’ve operated has been a success for both partners,” explains Collette Beil, Executive Director for Show, Inc. “The M.e.t is a great match for our individuals with disabilities, who make up our workforce.”

In addition to the substantial amount of recyclables accepted, this center has been receiving a tremendous volume of trash. This drop-off recycling center only accepts #1 and #2 plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspaper, office paper, magazines, aluminum cans, scrap metal, motor oil (up to 5 gallons), antifreeze (up to 5 gallons), batteries (all types including household and automotive batteries), cooking oil, eyeglasses, steel cans, cardboard, paperboard and phone books. This center does not accept household items, hazardous waste, paint, furniture, clothes, or trash.

When the Broken Arrow Recycling Center reopens on July 17, attendant hours will be Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Saturday: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., and Sunday, 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. As always there will be a 24 hour drop-off area at the front of the center for citizens to utilize after hours.

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