Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Comment Today! EPA Rules on Coal Fly Ash

Coal Fly Ash is affecting the health of Oklahomans, wildlife and water quality in our state. Please view this website, Take a look at the video produced by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club for more information about conditions in Bokoshe, Oklahoma. The video was first screened at the OSN Annual Conference in June.

The EPA is setting new rules for the containment of fly ash and are asking the public for comments. There is no better time than NOW to make your feeling on this subject known. Oklahoma's lakes, rivers and streams already continue high levels of heavy metals and strict warnings on fish consumption have been issued throughout our state.

Comment Today and please thank Sustainable Shawnee member, Rosemary Crawford, for her tireless work on this issue.

New Hours of Operation at the Newly Staffed Homeland Recycling Center!

A Message from our President, Cody Deem:

There are many questions about recycling, now that Central Disposal is Shawnee’s waste hauler. While many details remain to be clarified, I had the opportunity to speak with Chris, who will be staffing the drop site on the Homeland parking lot on Independence (same site we are all used to). His job is to answer questions and assist us all by placing our recyclables in the proper bins. This is a tremendous step forward in Shawnee’s recycling efforts! The site’s operating hours are Mon-Thurs, 8 AM to 12 Noon and 1 PM to 5 PM; Fri and Sat, 8 AM to Noon. The gate will be locked during other hours. This restriction will take a bit of getting used to, but by having the staffed site will discourage the dumping of trash and prevent the contamination of recyclable materials. The attendant can also assist senior citizens and others who may need extra help.

More information will be forthcoming and thank you for persistently recycling!

Have feedback? Contact Us will your thoughts on the new recycling plans and we'll pass the information on to the City of Shawnee