Think Outside the Dumpster

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Presentation by Michael Patton, the M.e.t. Executive Director, at the City of Tulsa Municipal Solid Waste Management Community Forum.

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Think Outside the Dumpster

  1. 1. THINK OUTSIDE THEDUMPSTERBy Michael PattonReduce • Regroup • RecycleMay 3, 2013OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center
  2. 2. Recycle is a Big Word• Separate• Collect• Reprocess• Reuse
  3. 3. Separate• Paper from Glass• Lids from Bottles• Plastics by Number• Single Stream
  4. 4. Collect• Drop-Off Centers• Curbside Bins• Curbside Carts• Offices and Restaurants• Apartments• and Condominiums
  5. 5. Reprocess• Baling Center• Material Recovery Facility• Mr. Murph
  6. 6. Reuse• Purchase Preference Policies• Commodity vs. Capital• Karma
  7. 7. 00.050.10.150.20.250.30.350.4PET BottlesPrice Per PoundWaste NewsLow Regional Price (South Central)
  8. 8. 00.050.10.150.20.250.30.350.4HDPE Colored PlasticPrice Per PoundWaste NewsLow Regional Price (South Central)
  9. 9. 0102030405060708090100Aluminum CansPrice Per PoundWaste NewsLow Regional Price (South Central)
  10. 10. 05101520253035404550HDPE Natural BottlesPrice Per PoundWaste NewsLow Regional Price (South Central)
  11. 11. 020406080100120140Newspaper # 8Price Per TonOfficial Board MarketsLow Regional Price (South West)
  12. 12. 0510152025302012 Houston Atlanta Los AngelesPET Bottles24252627282930312012 Houston Atlanta Los Angeles71727374757677787980812012 Houston Atlanta Los AngelesAluminum Cans00.511.522.533.544.52012 Houston Atlanta Los AngelesPlastic Co-Mingled
  13. 13. Markets in Oklahoma• Plastic Pallets• Plastic Wood• 3 Glass Plants
  14. 14. Tulsa’s New Recycling• 95-Gallon Carts Once-A-Week• Cereal Boxes• Plastics 3-7• All Cans• Corrugated• RFID Tags
  15. 15. Glass Bottles• Bars & Restaurants• Filtration• Highway Helper
  16. 16. Bags• Grocery Fees• Municipal Bans
  17. 17. E-Waste• Monitors• Small Appliances• Security
  18. 18. Organics• Grass• Leaves• Food
  19. 19. Saturday, May 4Cherry Street Farmers’ MarketCompost Bins sold for $457:00 – 11:00 amContest from 7:00 – 9:00 amWinners will receive prizes!
  20. 20. Household Hazardous WastePermanent Facility• 4 million• City of Tulsa Capital ImprovementsProgram• Election
  21. 21. Special Collection Events• Tires• Appliances• Mercury Devices
  22. 22. THINK OUTSIDE THEDUMPSTERBy Michael PattonRecycleMichael@yahoo.comReduce • Regroup • RecycleMay 3, 2013OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning CenterPresentation can be found at MetRecycle.com

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