OKRA is a non-profit organization established to improve the business of recycling by providing education and referral services about integrated solid waste management, including reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting. It is designed to serve as a central communication point for exchange among businesses, industries, government entities, public and private organizations, schools, and citizens about recycling.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, 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 2018 Oklahoma Recycling Conference will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20 in Stillwater. More information will be released soon. The 2017 Oklahoma Recycling Conference, “Recycling Right: Reducing Contamination” took place on October 11 in Stillwater. Click here for 2017 conference information and presentation slides.
Recycling means many things to Oklahomans. Beyond resource conservation and managing solid waste, recycling creates jobs in Oklahoma. 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. Read more here about why we need you and how you can help carry OKRA.
Thanks to our 2017 Corporate & Non-Profit Members…
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
American Sanitation, Inc.
American Waste Control
Natural Evolution, Inc.
Smurfit Kappa North America LLC
Closed Loop Recycling, DocuGUARD Confidential Shredding & Recycling, Dryvit Systems, NeWSolutions, Ripple Glass, Service Recycling, Sue’s Recycling and Sanitation LLC, United Electronic Recycling Services, Waste Management
Ada Recycling Coalition, Ardmore Beautification Council, Arkansas Recycling Coalition, Chickasaw Nation, City of Ada, City of Edmond, City of Midwest City, City of Moore, City of Norman, City of Tulsa, City of Yukon, Electronic Synergy Foundation, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, Metropolitan Environmental Trust, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma State University, Otoe-Missouria Environmental Dept., Pride in McAlester, Show Inc., Steel Recycling Institute
Individual members are listed in the OKRA Newsletter
OKRA, P. O. Box 521154, Tulsa, OK 74152-1154