A Guthrie citizen, Destini Payne is asking the city of Guthrie to implement curbside recycling. Payne started a petition, which currently has 35 signatures, to help show the city of Guthrie that their residents want curbside recycling.
The petition talks about how citizens of Guthrie aren’t happy with their current recycling options. Currently Guthrie offers recycling at a drop-off center. They accept paper, cardboard, aluminum, steel, and motor oil.
“The city can and should do more about the situation and make recycling more conveinient and free for their residents.”
The EPA estimates 75 percent of solid waste is recyclable. Oklahoma’s recycling rates are some of the lowest in the U.S. with only around 14 percent of Oklahomans recycling. Curbside recycling can help improve recycling rates by making recycling easier for residents.
Many in Guthrie also want to see more options for what they can recycle. Plastic is one type of recycling citizens would like to see available. Glass is another item that people like to be able to recycle. Glass has some issues with curbside recycling but is doable in some cases. Citizens are also asking that those outside the city limits are included in the curbside recycling.
If you would like to see curbside recycling in Guthrie be sure to sign the petition and also contact your council member and let them know.
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