April 2006 – “City-Wide Cleanup a Success” article in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Daily Herald.
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By Jami Mattox
Herald Managing Editor
— The rainy conditions put a damper on Main Street’s downtown cleanup efforts Saturday, but Sapulpa
residents still braved the cold to take advantage of free dumping and recycling.
“It was great, if you take away the cold wind and the wet rain,” said Collette Beil of Show, Inc.
“We were busy, steady all day long.”
Beil said people continued to bring old tires even after the 4 p.m. cutoff time on Saturday. She said
Bristow Rubber Recycling has already offered to haul the tires away that are stacked up in Show’s
“We really ﬁlled the (rubber recycling) truck,” Beil said.
“We had I0 FFA kids and two instructors that stayed all day and worked through. We couldn’t have done it without them,” she added.
This was the ﬁrst year for Show, Inc. to accept electronic recyclables, and Beil said it was a huge success.
“The Natural Evolution folks took about 6,000 pounds of electronic waste,” Beil said.
“It was a steady stream of cars coming through emptying monitors, microwaves and cell phones.”
She said Show, Inc. accepted about 2,500 pounds of aluminum cans for recycling and a countless
number of pounds of recyclable plastic.
“I can say from the time we opened to the time we shut down we were busy,” Beil said.
“This year’s cleanup was a huge success.”
The dumping site set up by the city of Sapulpa reportedly stayed busy as well.
The downtown cleanup has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 9 a.m., weather permitting.
“If the weather holds up — and it looks like it’s going to — we will be cleaning up at 9 a.m. this e
Saturday,” said Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce executive director Betty Calley.
Jami Mattox 224-5185 ext. 206
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