What to know about Tulsa's recycling program

The more you recycle, the less household refuse you have to deal with.

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duckbuster - 10/15/2012 6:07 AM
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We are quite happy to be able to participate in the recycling program. There was a quick comment, I am unsure of which local station, where the reporterette explained there is a problem with glass being broken and people should consider putting their bottles etc in a bag to contain any breakage/prevent contamination of the other recyclable materials. In the article it is clearly explained not to do this due to the sorting process. More to the point folks, they use a trash truck to pick up recyclables, which is dumped into the steel truck from a 2 foot drop or so. The recycled materials are then compacted by the same large hydraulic actuatos just as trash is compacted. If you aren't already ahead on this comment, the compaction is going to break glass if the drop doesn't. Then vibration from driving around, and constant compacting while loading is going to cause the glass to cut through any bag . If it is that big an issue, and recycling glass is that profitable, perhaps a third can and truck, or some other remedy is in order. Maybe recycled cardboard boxes for glass? Jeff

fluzwup - 10/5/2012 10:02 PM
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80 to 90,000 tons of recycling per day? That's about 3.8 TONS per household per week. I think someone's off by a couple of orders of magnitude on their math.
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