This week’s numbers are in and the Durant Police Department has sped by the Durant Fire Department. Nothing illegal going on here, even though you might think that when Durant’s Assistant Police Chief David Houser delivered donuts to the Recycling Center staff.
The police department leads the charge with 4,883 points versus the fire department’s watered down number of 4,406 points. Included in those totals are more than 1,300 pounds of electronics and 1,050 tires.
The containers filled up quickly this week at both the Goody’s parking lot location and 1415 West Main Street. Items that can be recycled include all types of paper/cardboard, plastic number 1, 2 and 5, printer cartridges, aluminum and tin cans, cardboard and tires.
Electronics should be delivered to the recycling center located north of the Choctaw Nation RV Park at 3408 Wes Watkins Boulevard and all electronics are recycled free of charge until May 10. Just as a reminder, these containers are not for trash collection.
Want to know what’s going on more frequently? Watch for outcomes on Facebook at “Choctaw Nation Going Green”, where voters will be determining which department’s videos will get several thousand pounds of electronics within the next couple of weeks. For more information, contact the recycling center at (580) 920-0488.