Okie Recycling Tours

Are you curious to learn more about recycling happenings in your local community or state? Do you want to know how recycling works in your city? How about what happens to your recycling once it leaves your curb? Or, how recyclables are made into new products and available for you to purchase? If your answer to these questions is “YES” then head on to the OKRA YouTube channel for the Okie Recycling Tour or click on the links below for recent tours. The Okie Recycling Tour is a new recycling documentary program brought to you by OKRA. It covers recycling happenings in Oklahoma, featuring organizations,          businesses, cities, companies, schools, institutions and individuals working to improve recycling in their communities. Below are few episodes from our past Okie Recycling Tours.

Okie Recycling Tour Part 1 – Tulsa TRT

Okie Recycling Tour Part 2 – City of Stillwater

Okie Recycling Tour Part 3 – Keep McAlester Beautiful

Okie Recycling Tour Part 4 – Riverfield Country Day School

Okie Recycling Tour Part 5 – Bixby OK Tire and E-Waste collection event

Future Tours – Do you or your organization want to be featured in our next Okie Recycling Tour? If your answer is yes, please feel free to contact

Public Tour Information for Recycle Sorting Facilities (AKA Materials Recovery Facilities or MRFs), Compost Operations, and Zero-waste Manufacturers in Oklahoma

Call contacts below for student and public tour information.


Red Cedar Recycling
204 D St NE, Miami, OK 74354
Wes Davis (918) 542-8176

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa (reuse and recycling)
2800 Southwest Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74107
Nancy Webster (918) 584-7291

Tour the processing of donated goods.

Waste Management Recycle America
360 S. Main St., Sand Springs, OK 74063
Travis Fairchild (918) 984-6281

Dual-stream facility. No children under 16 due to safety issues.

Service Recycling
2443 Dawson Rd., Tulsa, OK 74110
(918) 382-7598

Tahlequah Solid Waste Services
1851 N. Douglas Blvd, Tahlequah, OK
(918) 456-8332
M-F and second Saturdays 7:30-4:00

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust of Tulsa
302 N. Elm Place, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 584-0584
Tour a comprehensive recycle collections facility.

Tulsa Recycle & Transfer, Inc.
1150 N. Peoria Ave. (exit Peoria Ave. from I-75), Tulsa, OK
Robert Pickens, (918) 382-7284

FeedMrMurph.com (Website can be used to schedule tours)
Fully automated mixed recyclables recovery facility.


None known at this time.


Choctaw Nation Recycling Center (two locations)
3108 Enterprise Dr., Durant, OK 74701
Jason Lilley (580) 920-0488
304 Kerr Ave., Poteau, OK 74953
Sean Howard (918) 649-0343

McAlester Recycling Center
301 E. Polk Avenue, McAlester, OK 74501
Megan Waters (918) 426-4444
Community drop-off facility open M-F 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Altus Air Force Base Pollution Prevention/Recycling Center
3116 Gettysburg Dr., Altus OK 73521
Community Engagement: (580) 481-7700

Tour request form.

City of Norman Compost Facility
398 Bratcher-Miner Rd., Norman, OK 73072
Brett Scovill (405) 329-1023

Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma (used clothing and household items only; no recycling)
316 S. Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Tiffany Anderson (405) 236-4451

Tour the processing of donated goods.

Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority (OEMA)
1505 S Rock Island Ave, El Reno, OK 73036
David Griesel (405) 262-0161

OU Recycling University of Oklahoma
Greg Brezinski (405) 325-8068

Smurfit Kappa
7216 S. Bryant, Oklahoma City, OK 73149
Daniel Long (405) 672-1695

Paper recycling plant.

Waste Management Recycle America
5519 Northwest 4th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73127-6604
Rosalinda Young (405) 949-7565

Fully automated mixed recyclables processing facility. No children under 16 due to safety issues.

Batliner Recycling
320 N. McCormick Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
Rebecca Ramsey (405) 262-5858

No children under 16 due to safety issues.


Data for this list was updated September 18, 2018 by Oklahoma Recycling Association volunteers.
Should you have any corrections, please write or call (405) 744-4728