OKRA is a non-profit (status pending) corporation established to improve the business of recycling by providing education and referral services about integrated solid waste management, including reduction, reuse and recycling. It is designed to serve as a central communication point for exchange among businesses, industries, government entities, public and private organizations, and citizens about recycling.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (status pending), OKRA works to support recycling efforts. We provide a forum for networking, encourage local end-markets, and work to create a unified voice for Oklahoma Recyclers. We have strong partnerships with the state DEQ, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, The Metropolitan Environmental Trust and EPA.
Oklahoma Recycling Conference
The 2014 conference was held at the Nigh University Center on the UCO campus in Edmond on Thursday, October 09. Click here for 2014 conference information and PowerPoint presentations.
ARD PSA Contest
In honor of America Recycles Day, high school students are encouraged to submit a Public Service Announcement on the theme: “The Amazing Race for Zero Waste!” Click here to see 2014 contest winners!
Recycling means many things to Oklahomans. Beyond resource conservation and managing solid waste, recycling creates jobs in Oklahoma. Recent studies show that there are more than 5,000 jobs in Oklahoma created from recycling related processes. These jobs represent over 300 million dollars in payroll each year. Recycling is good for the Earth AND good for the economy of Oklahoma.
Why We Need You
OKRA is the organized voice for Oklahoma recyclers. We want to represent your voice to political leaders. We are a center point for networking and resource sharing. We help the National Recycling Coalition hear from Oklahomans and make national policy that will benefit Oklahoma recyclers.
You Can Help Carry OKRA
OKRA members donate their time, money, and /or resources to help maintain environmental programs and statewide resources. They also make a difference by expressing their views and concerns about recycling issues to local and national policy makers.
This website is sponsored by a generous grant from the
Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority
Many thanks to our 2014 corporate, non-profit and government partners…
Platinum Corporate Partner:
Silver Corporate Partners:
American Waste Control
OGE Energy Corp.
Bronze Corporate Partners:
Kialegee Tribal Town Environmental
Natural Evolution Inc.
AERT Inc., Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Amazon Environmental, American Sanitation Inc., American Textiles Recycling Program, City of Muskogee, Closed Loop Recycling, National Waste & Disposal Inc., Ripple Glass LLC, United Electronic Recycling LLC
Ada Recycling Coalition, Ardmore Beautification Council, Arkansas Recycling Coalition, Call2Recycle/RBRC, City of Ada, City of Moore, City of Norman, City of Tulsa, City of Yukon, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden, Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Manufacturers Alliance, Oklahoma State University, Pride in McAlester, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, Solid Waste Institute of NE Oklahoma, The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Tulsa Master Recyclers, University of Central Oklahoma
OKRA, P. O. Box 521154, Tulsa, OK 74152-1154