Recycling in Lawton


Recycling drop-off locations in Lawton:


 Grandview Park 501 SW 52nd Street (just west of Eisenhower Elementary school)

 

 Wayne Gilley Park, 5102 NW Cheyenne Drive

 

 Eastside Park 4202 E. Gore Blvd. (just west of MacArthur High School)

 

 McMahon Park 1602 SW 38th Street

 

 Ahlschlager Park 1702 SW G Avenue

 

 Fort Sill Recycle Center at Sheridan and Naylor Road (not operated by the City of Lawton)


These recycling locations will accept paper, magazines, cardboard, aluminum, metal, and #1, 2, and 3 plastics. All other items please dispose of with your normal refuse.

 

Private Recycling Services


 J's Recycling offers recycling service. For more information, visit the following Web page:
http://www.lawtoninfo.com


 Wal-Mart stores accept plastic grocery bags for recycling.


 Home Depot and Lowes stores accept CFL bulbs for recycling.


 Check with auto parts stores in Lawton for recycling of used motor oil.


 Look in the Yellow Pages under "Recycling Centers & Services" for other types of recycling.



Recycling Computers and Computer Parts


 Infinity Computer Services (www.infinityok.com)

Recycling tips


    Reduce


The first step in the recycling process is reducing. Here are some tips to reduce the amount of trash we produce:

 Look for containers that can be reused or recycled, like aluminum and glass or ones that can be composted like paper.

 Buy in bulk or concentrated products whenever you can.

 Avoid items that are made to be thrown away after only a few uses like disposable razors or flashlights.

 Look for products you can use over and over again like thermos jars, rechargeable batteries, cloth towels, glass plates, etc.

 Look for creative ways to practice source reduction.



    Reuse


The second step in the recycling process is Reusing. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

 Save your plastic and paper bags to reuse instead of throwing them away.

 Store your leftover food in glass or plastic containers.

 Use the back side of paper you were going to throw away for a scratch pad.

 Save manila envelopes and file folders to use again.

 Start a backyard compost bin for kitchen scraps and yard waste.

 Use old newspapers as packing material.



    Recycle


The third step of the recycling process is to Recycle. Here are some tips to get you started:

 Separate your waste at home and set aside your aluminum, plastics, and newspapers for recycling.

 Take your used motor oil and batteries to a recycler.

 Watch for collection dates so you can recycle your phone book.

 Encourage your employer to start an office paper recycling program.

 Recycle your old tires.