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Choctaw Recycling exceeds five million pounds
Efforts in Durant, Poteau and McAlester set new standard for ‘Going Green’

Luksi The Choctaw Nation Recycling Centers exceeded their goal of collecting 5 million pounds of recyclable materials in January.

Tracy Horst, Director of Project Management for Choctaw Nation, said the material collected represents a savings equivalent of the energy consumption of 382 homes for a year.

Horst said she appreciates everyone who continues to utilize the Choctaw Nation Recycling Centers as well as the staff members at Durant and Poteau.

“Many thanks go to the cities of Durant and Poteau who bring community and business recycling to us,” she said. “We are also grateful to the many businesses in the Durant and Poteau areas who allow us to pick up their materials for recycling. We’d love to continue to grow and are happy to talk with anyone interested in recycling in their home, business, school or other organization.”

A breakdown of the material recycled in January includes 39 percent cardboard, 34 mixed paper and 27 percent plastics, electronics, tin, aluminum and shredded paper.

“All the recycling center staff and the Going Green Team want to say ‘Yakoke!’ in a huge way for always recycling all that you can at work and at home,” Horst said. A celebration of recycling efforts is being planned for the spring.