OKRA is a non-profit 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, 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 2012 conference was held October 12 in Stillwater. Click here for downloadable 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: “Really? Don’t trash it, Recycle It!” Click here to see the 2012 winning videos!
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 2013 corporate, non-profit and government partners…
Silver Corporate Partners:
OGE Energy Corp., Oklahoma Goodwill Industries, Republic Services/Allied Waste Services
Bronze Corporate Partners:
American Waste Control, Natural Evolution, Inc.
Amazon Environmental, NCED Marriott & Conference Center, Professional Recyclers Inc., United Electronic Recycling
City of Weatherford, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality, Pride in McAlester, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Show Inc., Solid Waste Institute of NE Oklahoma, Tulsa Master Recyclers, University of Central Oklahoma
OKRA, P. O. Box 521154, Tulsa, OK 74152-1154