Electronic Recycling Fundraiser
Monday May 6th, 2013 @ John Glenn Elementary
Customer Appreciation Day
Sat. June 16th, 2012 from 10:00am -12:00pm
Free Hotdog and Soda
& Live Band Music
Getting Green Festival
Recyclers of Oklahoma had the privilege to be involoved in the first annual Getting Green Festival of Edmond. The event was held September 5,6,7 2008. We had an amazing turn out and were able to speak with many local companies in the Edmond area and pass along recycling information, drop off sites, and give a general overview of how much energy and resources are saved with your recycling efforts.
Recycling Saves Natural Resources and Energy
Fact # 1 Recycling One Alum soda can can power a T.V. or Radio for three hours.
Fact # 2 More than 40% of the entire worlds Copper needs are met by recycled material. This prevents the need for mining our earths core for new material.
Fact # 3 Copper has an infinite recycleable life the very same copper we use today the anicent pharohs were using more than 10,000 years ago.
Fact # 4 Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy used to make the material from scratch. That means you can make 20 cans out of recycled material with the same amount of energy it takes to make one can out of new material. In one year at that amount of energy savings you can light a major city for more than five years.
Fact # 5 More than 35 billion aluminum cans are thrown into landfills each year, that amount of material has a scrap value of more than $500 million. Someday our children will be digging through Landfills just to recover the resources we've buried.
Fact # 6 Over 350,000 aluminum cans are produced every minute.
Fact # 7 Once an aluminum can is recycled, it can be part of a new can within six weeks.
Fact # 8 We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum pop cans every year.
Fact # 9 Recycling just 1 ton (2,000 lbs) of aluminum cans equals the same amount of electricty used by the average home in 10 years
Recyclers of Oklahoma
1931 S. Penn Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73108