City of Tulsa Fryer Oil Collection Event on Nov. 30
The City of Tulsa, in partnership with the Metropolitan
Environmental Trust (M.e.t.), will collect used cooking oils
following the Thanksgiving holiday.
The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at
the Central M.e.t. Recycling Center, 3495 S. Sheridan Rd.
When cooking oils or greasy foods are disposed of in household
drains or neighborhood storm drains, the fat, oil, and grease can
clog sewer lines and cause damage in local rivers and streams.
The City of Tulsa averages 38 grease-related sanitary sewer
overflows a year, with 80 percent of overflows coming from
residential sources. The cost from cleaning up blocked sewer lines
and spilled sewage is very costly to the city and also for the
Prevent costly home plumbing bills and sewer utility rate
increases by recycling used cooking oils and collecting, scraping
or wiping meat drippings and other greasy leftovers from your
dishes and into the trash, not down the drain.
Anyone who cannot bring their liquid cooking oils to the Nov. 30
event can still drop off oils to any M.e.t. recycling center at any
time of the year. Visit www.metrecycle.com to find the
nearest recycling center.
For more information on the fryer oil collection event or how to
properly dispose of food related to fats, oils, and grease, go
online to www.TrapTheGreaseTulsa.com.
River Task Force Seeks Civic Group Feedback
The Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force has created an
email address to receive ideas on river development from civic
Groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, church groups, Boy
Scouts and Girl Scouts, young professionals, active seniors and
others are encouraged to provide their feedback on river
development by emailing: email@example.com.
No idea is too big or too small. Comments may range from: river
infrastructure needs and priorities, environmental and habitat
concerns, or river development ideas.
City Councilor G.T. Bynum, chairman of the Arkansas River
Infrastructure Task Force, said:
"We're asking civic groups throughout the region to join us in
this discussion. We want to know what kind of proposal you'd like
to see and what kinds of features should be included in any
long-term plan. All of our meetings and findings are available
online for your use. The more eyes and minds we can focus on
this issue, the better the final ballot proposal will be."
Proposals received will periodically be posted online for the
public to review.
Watch all the meetings of the Arkansa River Infrastructure Task
Force on demand at tgovonline.org
City of Tulsa Receives Public Safety Grant for 61st and Peoria
Councilors Cue and Bynum joined other city officials to announce
the City of Tulsa will receive $100,000 through the Byrne Crime
Innovation Planning Grant for the 61st and Peoria
The grant will provide funding for crime analysis, which will
help form a strategic plan outlining specific data-driven and
evidence-based interventions to help reduce violent crime.
Over the next 18 months, the Tulsa Police Riverside Division,
South Peoria Neighborhood Connection Foundation and the City of
Tulsa Grants and Human Rights divisions, will work with the
University of Cincinnati to develop the strategic plan.
The City of Tulsa was competing with large metropolitan cities
for this Department of Justice grant.
After the first phase and strategic plan is complete, Tulsa can
apply for the Byrne Implementation Grant, which could be awarded up
to $1 million.
Councilors Cue and Bynum have also been working steadily over
the past year to improve the area through the 61st and Peoria
Quality of Life Task Force, created in January 2013.
Thursday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 28:
- City Observed Holiday, Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, Dec. 1:
- City of Tulsa Inauguration of elected officials at the Tulsa
Performing Arts Center - Liddy Doenges Theatre, 110 East Second
Street, at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Thursday, Dec. 25:
- City Observed Holiday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day