Different companies accept different types of plastics.
M.e.t. Centers | 918-584-0584
Accepts #1 and #2 Plastic bottles with a neck or handle.
Accepts #1, #2, #4, and #6 Plastics.
Muskogee Recycling Center
Northwest corner of Mai and Iola Street, Muskogee, OK 74401
Owasso Recycling Center | 918-272-4991
499 S. Main St., Owasso, OK 74055
Accepts #1, #2 Plastic bottles only.
Show, Inc. | 918-224-7214
425 W. Wells Blvd., Sapulpa, OK 74066
Accepts #1 and #2 Plastic bottles only.
Shredders, Inc. | 918-446-8386
635 W. 41st St., Tulsa, OK 74107
National Waste & Disposal, Inc. | 918-838-0504
2214 N. 170th E. Ave. Tulsa, OK 74116
Tulsa Recycle & Transfer (TRT) | 918-583-3867
1025 E. Latimer Pl., Tulsa, OK 74106
Waste Management | 918-245-7030
360 S. Main St., Sand Springs, OK 74063
Why can I only recycle #1 and #2 Plastics at The M.e.t.?
There are currently no processors in Oklahoma that can handle plastics 3-7. With no market for 3-7 in Oklahoma, we cannot accept them. However, we anticipate that we will be able to accept them in the future, as several companies are opening up MRFs (material recovery facilities) in the area, and the possibility of a much larger, citywide curbside program. An expanded curbside program will create the quantities needed to sustain the processing of all plastics.
At The M.e.t., why do the plastics have to have a neck or handle? and Aren’t plastic cups recyclable?
Tulsa-area processors turn plastic bottles and containers into more bottles, and they have to have bottle-grade plastic to make it. Strawberry containers and plastic cups are different grades of plastic, even if they are #1 or #2, and can’t be used in the process because they melt at different temperatures and it would weaken the other plastics. The City of Tulsa’s curbside recycling program does accept plastics #1-7.
I recycle my water bottles at The M.e.t. What else is recyclable?
Our plastics have to have either a neck or a handle. They don’t have to have both. Sometimes the neck or handle are disguised. Plastic coffee containers have an indention for a handle, and it has a small neck for the lid. Other containers like laundry detergent bottles and milk jugs are recyclable, too.
If you can unscrew a lid or hold a handle, you can recycle it at The M.e.t. (as long as it’s a #1 or #2)!
Do I need to wash the bottles before I recycle them at The M.e.t.?
We ask that you rinse out the bottles if they have soda, milk, or other sticky liquids in them. You don’t have to spend a lot of time washing them out; just a quick rinse will usually do.