TARE Board: Continue to fund the M.E.T.

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The M.E.T. has been a champion for environmental responsibility and a "greener" Green Country?for the City of Tulsa and the entire region?for almost 30 years. ?The M.E.T.?is the trusted source for environmental solutions and education, and does a great?job at environmentally responsible awareness: recycling, composting, proper disposal, etc. ?The organization?operates 11 drop off depot locations in the Metropolitan area. ?They?employ about 80 adults with intellectual disabilities plus their support staff here in Tulsa. These jobs give meaning to their lives and warm the hearts of the citizens that drop off the recycling materials.

The?Board of the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy is to be applauded for opening a wonderful collection facility for household pollutants. ?However, removing funding from the M.E.T. would not be a good decision for the region.

  • The M.E.T. has the potential to unite 10 local governments around Tulsa to support the new Household Pollutant Facility in Tulsa. This is a win-win-win for Tulsa, regional cohesion, and the environment.
  • The M.E.T. produces educational resources for member governments, schools and non-profits, and also provides recycling opportunities for event organizers, schools and other entities.
  • The M.E.T. continues to service citizens in many regions of the Tulsa?that do not have curbside service along with those that prefer the higher quality recycling of a separate stream system.
  • The M.E.T. services meet?changing needs that include e-waste drop off, and specialty collection events such as tires, medications, ammunition, smoke alarms, and fire extinguishers. These products are not accepted at the permanent household pollutant facility.?
  • The M.E.T. provides a positive image of environmental stewardship that is important to young professionals living in or considering moving to Tulsa.

Please join?Bixby, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs and Tulsa County in supporting a continued green future for our region. ?Just like the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) this model of funding allows surrounding municipalities to pool resources and be collaborative for the region as a whole.

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