Press Release: Shawnee Citizens begin Receiving Curbside Recycling Services THIS NEWS ITEM EXPIRED 5/1/2014 AND IS NOT LONGER ACTIVE!
2/20/2014 Shawnee Citizens begin Receiving Curbside Recycling Services
Todd Adcock, Central Disposal, LLC ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; 405-275-0900
Steve Nelms, Director, Shawnee Municipal Authority; email@example.com; 405-273-1960
February 20, 2014
This week, 18-gallon recycling bins are scheduled for delivery to all City of Shawnee residents. This action is the kickoff to curbside recycling in Shawnee. Included in the recycle bins are detailed instructions for recycling items.
The new Curbside Recycling service is being offered to all Shawnee Utilities trash customers beginning with their normal trash pick-up day, the first full week of March. All customers within Shawnee City limits should receive an 18-gallon hard plastic bin to fill each week with paper, plastic, and certain aluminums and metals for recycling. No changes to the citys regular trash pickup service are expected. Slight pricing changes will occur to pay for curbside recycling. Customers who choose to downsize from a typical 95-gallon polycart to a 65-gallon polycart will save a few cents each month on their overall garbage pick up billing. Customers who retain one or multiple 95-gallon polycarts will see a slight increase to their monthly bill.
The City Commission tasked Central Disposal, which holds the city contract for waste pick up service, to plan and implement a curbside recycle program. Central Disposal worked closely with Shawnee Municipal Authority, the City of Shawnees utilities department, to devise and implement a convenient plan for Shawnee utilities customers to follow. Shawnee households are being asked to put their recyclable items together in the provided 18-gallon bin throughout a normal week. Customers should carry their full recycle bin out to the curb along with their normal trash polycart on their regularly scheduled weekly pick-up day and place it directly behind their trash polycart. Central Disposal employees will go through the recycle bin and sort the items right at the curb. Central Disposal personnel have been instructed to leave unacceptable items in the recycle bin to help customer awareness of what is acceptable for the curbside recycle program. Any items left in the bin should be dumped into the regular trash poly cart when a customer retrieves both bins the same evening.
In 2005, the City Commission ordered a recycling drop off site in the current Homeland parking lot, just off Independence. The original purpose of the recycling drop-off site was to give Shawnee utilities customers who wanted to recycle an opportunity to do so.
With the implementation of the curbside recycling plan throughout Shawnee, the Homeland recycle drop off site will be eliminated. The recycle drop off at the Central Disposal transfer station on 45th street will be reduced to accepting only recyclable cardboard and glass.
So far I have not seen any $ figure behind this. If I keep my current 95 gallon, how much extra is this going to cost me? And if I choose to reduce my throwaway capacity by 10% by opting for the 65 gallon, how much will that save me? Need numbers. Not "a few cents" 2/25/2014 7:31:34 PM
CENTRAL DISPOSAL WILL STILL ACCEPT CARDBOARD & GLASS ONLY
BETWEEN 8-5, MON-FRI
AT THE TRANSFER STATION LOCATED AT 700 E. 45TH ST. SHAWNEE
POLYCART SERVICE (Once A Week)
All garbage must be placed inside polycart.
Place cart no more than two feet from the curb, street, or alley.
Place cart out for service no later than 7:30 a.m.
Leave at least 3 to 4 feet clearance on all sides.
Please keep cart away from mailboxes, parked cars, and trees.
Do not use cart for removal of construction or demolition debris. Household garbage only.
If you need more than the one polycart or a 65 gallon polycart provided by Central Disposal you can contact the Office at 275-0900. Additional polycarts will incur an additional monthly charge.
Curbside Bulk Waste schedule for August 2014:
IF YOUR TRASH PICK UP DAY IS ON:
YOUR BULK WASTE PICK UP DAY WILL BE:
Monday, August 4th
Tuesday, August 5th
Wednesday, August 6th
Thursday, August 7th
Friday, August 8th
CURBSIDE BULKY WASTE SERVICE:
Once A Month - (The first full calendar week of the month on your regular trash day (see schedule above)
Stoves, refrigerators, water tanks, washing machines, furniture and other waste materials with weights or volumes greater than those allowed for polycarts.
Bulky waste items which typically contain refrigerants such as Freon will not be accepted unless the person disposing of such items provides Central Disposal with an acceptable written certification that the Freon has been removed.
Construction debris, dead animals, hazardous material or stable matter will not be accepted.
Once A Week
Tree limbs need to be no more than 3 feet in length and no more than 2 inches in diameter and bundled with twine or string.
Yardwaste should be placed no more than 7 feet from the curbside.
Yardwaste should be placed at curb for pick up no later than 7:30 a.m.
Yardwaste is not to be placed in the polycart.
The City of Shawnee now offers curbside recycling. When you take your polycart out to the curb,put your recyclable items all together in the blue 18-gallon bin and place it beside your polycart. The recyclable items will be picked up on your normal trash day. Central Disposal employees will sort the items at the curb. "You Toss It, We Sort It" is our motto please join us, "Recycling Works Shawnee!"
We accept the following items:
Paper-All types and sizes of books, magazines and papers are accepted.
Plastic-Please Rinse All Containers. #1 & #2 are only types of plastic that will be accepted.
Aluminum & Metals - Please Rinse All Containers. Empty cans only. Metal pots, pans, tins & utensils will be accepted.
Shawnee residents can safely dispose of paint, pesticides, motor oil and other household products that can harm the environment. For a fee, residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste at the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center at 1621 S Portland in Oklahoma City. Click here for more information.
Hours of Operation:
Tue-Fri: 9:30am-6pm | Sat: 8:30am-11:30pm
700 E. 45th Street
1 free dump with your current water bill
Level pickup bed
Over a level pickup bed is $10/vertical foot
No hazardous material, concrete, bricks, liquids, or tires
All loads subject to inspection
$35/ton + $1.50 DEQ Fee ($25 minimum)
Brush/Tree/Green Waste is $30 minimum
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thur: 8am-5pm | Fri-Sat: 8am-12pm
Shawnee residents who pay a City of Shawnee Garbage bill have access to the Center Point landfill located near Prague. Shawnee residents who pay a City of Shawnee Garbage bill may dispose of 3 cubic yards (1 level pickup bed) per month at no charge. Bring your residential Water bill and matching ID.
Hours of Operation:
Questions? Call Central Disposal at 275-5854, 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday.