The City of Norman has added plastics #3-#7, with some exceptions, to their recycling program. They will now except plastics #1- Beverage bottles, #2- Milk, shampoo and conditioner bottles, detergent and fabric softener bottles, #3-7-Juice, yogurt, dairy, margarine tubs, prescription vials, clean garden pots or flats. Plastics they don’t except include; Styrofoam, plastics that held toxins like oil, antifreeze, paint thinner, or pesticides, plastic bags, plastic wrap, blister packs or bubble wrap, automotive plastics, household or storage containers, hoses, lawn furniture, or coat hangers.
Plastic #3-#7 will be excepted by Norman’s curbside recycling program and at drop-offs. There are three drop-off areas; Hollywood Shopping Center at McGee and Lindsey, Hobby Lobby at 24th Ave. NW and Main St. on the west side of Hobby Lobby and Browns Shoes, and at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds at 1499 N. Porter.
Other items Norman recycling accepts include; aluminum cans, glass containers, paper, steel cans, tin cans, and cardboard (only at drop-off locations). Norman’s recycling rate is currently 47% which is good but they help adding more plastic will increase the recycling rate even more.
For more information on recycling in Norman visit the City of Norman’s website.
About the Author
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.