Recycling Challenges in a Medium-Sized City

Medium-sized cities face some unique and some not so unique challenges in recycling. Stillwater, Oklahoma faces many of these in its curbside and drop-off recycling programs. Stillwater is city of about 50,000 people and also home to another 25,000 students from Oklahoma State University and Northern Oklahoma College. It is located in a rural region of North-Central OK and is 70+ miles from the major metropolitan areas of Tulsa and Oklahoma City. To address the community's interest and its long-term commitment to recycling, the Stillwater, OK City Council commissioned a citizen's task force to examine and suggest solutions for its current and future recycling needs. This webinar will report on the city's challenges, proposed solutions from the task force report and planned city actions relative to recycling. The goal of this webinar is to share lessons and insights for the benefit of other municipalities facing similar challenges.

Professor Frank Blum will also highlight his REMADE Institute-funded project focused on increasing recycling of bottles and carpeting materials by combining both into valuable composite materials. Increasing value of the recycled materials will motivate collection, recovery and recycle rates.

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September 29
- 12:00


Members Only

To register for this event you must be a REMADE member. If you are already a member,