City of Owasso to discuss future of recycling program, receive public input at meeting Tuesday

OWASSO -- A public hearing has been scheduled Tuesday, Feb 4 for public input in the City of Owasso recycling plans.

The hearing will allow Owasso’s Public Works Authority to receive feedback on the city’s proposed Recycle Center Master Plan, a long-term guide to determine the future of the recycling program over the next few years. 

A study conducted by SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, LLC in January 2012 showed that the current cost per household for recycling in Owasso was $.29 each month. SAIC found that more than $57,000 of the city’s refuse collection operation costs are not covered in the fees charged, and $.76 per household would be sufficient to cover those expenses.

The study also showed the need for a new collection center, based on the size of the current recycling center at 499 S. Main St. and proposed for a larger alternate site at the location across the street.

SAIC also provided options for more efficient recycling collection options as Owasso continues to grow as a city.

Click here for the full City of Owasso Recycle Center Master Plan

The meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, located at 109 N. Birch. 

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