Oklahoma Celebrates America Recycles Day

Recycling, It All Comes Back to You !

Thursday, November 15, 2007 is the day Nichols Hills residents are encouraged to celebrate America Recycles Day.  On this day please be mindful of the recyclables you have in your household and remit them to the Nichols Hills drop-off site for recyclables behind Town Hall. 

Please bring aluminum cans, newspapers, and all glass to recycle and place these items in the bins. Please encourage your families and neighbors to participate. 

Stop by Nichols Hills Town Hall and sign a pledge to recycle and be eligible to win a prize.  You may also make a pledge online by going to http://www.recycleok.org/pledge-form.php.  Be sure to list your city as Nichols Hills.

For more information on recycling go to: www.recycleok.org

After you take your recyclables to the bins, stop by Town Hall and pick up a free CFL light bulb and take a Change a Light Pledge.   Just sign the Change a Light, Change the World Energy Star form or you make take the pledge online at www.letscleartheair.org. 

  • Save up to $30 in energy costs for each bulb!
  • Reduce harmful emissions!
  • Protect the environment of today and tomorrow start by changing a light!

This program has been made possible through the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments.


Amazing Recycling Facts -Oklahoma Recycling Association

  • Each of us generates on average 4.4 pounds of waste per day per person.
  • Recycling and composting recovered 24 percent of our municipal solid waste in 1994. That's around 49 million tons!
  • Recycling all of your home's waste newsprint, cardboard, glass, and metal can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 850 pounds a year.
  • Recycling an aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours.
  • It is estimated that 150 million computers will be discarded in the United States alone, enough to fill a hole one acre in area and 3.5 miles deep.
  • Every Sunday, the United States wastes nearly 90% of the recyclable newspapers. This wastes about 500,000 trees.
  • Every year, Americans throw out 24 million tons of grass clippings, leaves, and other yard waste.
  • Each year, Americans throw away 1.6 million pens, 2 million razors and blades, and 200 million tires.
  • One tree can filter up to 60 pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
  • Only one percent of the world's water supply is usable. 97 percent is contained in the oceans or seas and 2 percent is found frozen in the polar caps.
  • It is possible to drink water that was present during the time of the dinosaurs.
  • 40% of our municipal garbage is made up of kitchen and garden waste.




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