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In addition to this website, we have two Facebook pages, one on composting and one on living sustainably in Oklahoma. Please “Like” both and learn about what’s going on in the state and around the country related to recycling, composting, reusing food and yard waste, and other current topics. Here are the links: https://www.facebook.com/compostok and https://www.facebook.com/OkstateSolidWasteManagement. There is information about grants, fun projects, contests, as well as information you send us that would be of interest to others in the state. You may note that both sites have information particularly pertinent to Native Americans and to rural areas. Those are groups we are especially here to serve. Please send relevant information that you would like to see posted to lynn.malley@okstate.edu.


Save the Date

A Blue Thumb Project: Prairie Waters: An Introduction to Streams and Oxbows (6/23/2016)

Home on the Range: Observations and Connections to the Prairie (7/14/2016)

In addition to instruction, demonstrations, activities, and exhibits, enjoy the Fort Reno museum, gift shop, and optional tour of the grounds with each workshop! For more information or to register, contact Ann Marshall at 405.422.3987 or at bluestem@fortreno.org


Grants and Opportunities

  • Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) - August 8, 2016



  • Solid Waste Management Resource Trunks

    Now available for loan to K-12 Educators

    Solid Waste Management Trunk Resources Application

    • Aluminum Recycling Educational Resources
    • Kindergarten to 6th Environmental Education and Awareness
    • Close the Loop--Recycled Products and Information
    • Composting and Waste Free Lunch Activities

      • Solid Waste Management Resource Trunks are funded by a grant provided to
        Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service by U. S. Department of Agriculture,
        Rural Development, and co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Recycling Association


        Individuals Reduce Waste with Freecycle!

        Re-using products is one the most effective things you can do to reduce your impact. Freecycle is an online community of folks nationwide who share unwanted products with others, diverting tons of waste from landfills.
        The only rule - everything has to be free.

         Visit their site to find local Freecycling groups near you.

        Businesses & Industry Reduce Waste with RENEW!

        Oklahoma is now a member of the Resource Exchange for Eliminating Waste (RENEW).  This tool is designed to allow business, industrial or manufacturing facilities to exchange materials that would otherwise be discarded.  Facilities that post materials can avoid disposal costs, and possibly reduce their regulatory burden. Searching available materials helps you find items for your facility at a reduced cost, often free.   Click here for the Oklahoma Materials Exchange on RENEW.