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Choctaw Nation Recycling Center

The Choctaw Nation opened a recycling center on December 1st, 2010 and it’s still going strong. The center was funded through an Energy Efficieny Community Block Grant from the Department of Energy. The facility employees four full-time staff members and is over 30,000 square feet.

The center is open to businesses and individuals. They accept newspaper, office paper, shredded paper, magazines, catalogs, plastics #1, 2 and 5, aluminum cans, steel cans, cell phones, printer cartridges and cardboard. They also held an e-waste event in January and collected almost 37,000 pounds of electronic waste.

The recycling center is located at 3108 Enterprise Drive in Durant and there are also several drop-off locations in the area, including Idabel, Atoka, Stringtown, Grant, Antlers, and more. To find the complete list click here.

Prior to the center’s opening there was no public facility within the 10-1/2 county area. “It fulfills a need in the Durant area, giving everyone an opportunity to recycle.” said Chief Pyle

The recycling center is located at 3108 Enterprise Drive in Durant, is open to the public for dropping off items 24 hours a day but is only manned from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The other drop-off locations are unmanned and open 24 hours a day.


Photo Credits: Choctaw Nation

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Lisa Sharp is passionate about green living, organic food, animals, and natural medicine. She is an environmental activist, green living expert, and consultant. In addition to being the founder and editor of Green Oklahoma, Lisa has a green living blog, Retro Housewife Goes Green. You can follow Lisa on twitter @Retrohousewife5 and Facebook.


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Lisa Sharp is the founder of Green Oklahoma. She is passionate about the environment and improving Oklahoma for future generations. She also writes on her personal blog Retro Housewife Goes Green.

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  1. Dona McWilliams says:

    Do you accept PVC pipe since it is plastic?

  2. rachael lerum says:

    do you accept empty helium balloon tanks that have been made recycle ready by popping the tab to let all pressure out? it is made of steel and on the box it says for me to contact my nearest recycling center. thank you

  3. Are you paying for the recycled items?

  4. Thanks for providing this most needed service; we’ve used it once, and look forward to working with you, whenever there’s a possibility of that, again. We’ll pass on the word of what you’ve said and done. Thanks!

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