Recycle Drop-Off

The Oklahoma Production Center, in accordance with the City of Tahlequah, operates a recycling drop-off center located at the south gate entrance at the Solid Waste Department. Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit the community and the environment.  

Benefits of Recycling

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
  • Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
  • Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

Recyclable Materials Accepted 

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Clean Plastic Number 1
  • Clean Plastic Number 2
  • Magazines
  • Metal
  • Office Paper
  • Paper (shredded paper must be in a clear plastic bag)
  • Tin Cans

Materials Not Accepted 

  • Any item the Solid Waste Department believes poses a threat to the environment and employee or customer safety
  • Concrete
  • Containers with free flowing liquids inside
  • Dirt
  • Explosive items
  • Light ballast
  • Microwaves
  • Oil filters
  • Radioactive Material
  • Sealed containers of tanks of any kind
  • Tires
  • Wood

Recycling Drop-Off Center Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Saturday
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recycling Drop-Off Center Location and Contact

  • 1851 N. Douglas Blvd.
  • Phone: 918-456-8332