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Ardmore Beautification council hopes to bring more recycling opportunities to Southern Oklahoma

The non-profit just needs 250 signatures to make it happen.
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 6:11 PM CDT
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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - The City of Ardmore currently has limited recycling options for residents, but a local non profit is working to change that.

Julie Maher with the Ardmore Beautification Council said she still sees lots of interest in the practice.

“My number one call here at the Beautification Council is recycling,” Maher said.

Anytime the city holds an event, the drop off bins fill up quickly.

ABC found a free program called Replenysh that picks up recyclable materials and delivers it to companies that pay for it.

“It’s not hard. this is not a hard program,” Maher said. “They come, they have volunteers help out you fill up the bins and they leave.”

Now she needs 250 people to join the Ardmore program. Once that happens, she’ll schedule an an event.

“You’ll be notified when its happening, where its happening at, and what you can bring,” Maher said. “Right now we’re concentrating on plastics, we’re concentrating on cardboard, we’re concentrating on glass.”

Ardmore does not recycle glass yet.

Maher said if the program is popular,  they’ll expand to recycling things like metals, lightbulbs, even Styrofoam.

“The more people we can get, the better its going to be.,” Maher said. “And the more products we can recycle.”

Maher said the program won’t be limited to Ardmore residents.

“As long as you’re willing to drive, we’re willing to pick it up for you,” Maher said.

Sign up for the program here.

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