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Board Votes to Permanently Waive Green Waste Stickers

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The Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy voted today to permanently suspend the use of green waste stickers while the board looks for a permanent solution for green waste pick up.

The sticker requirement had been waived for the past couple of months while a taskforce looked at recommendations for fixing the flawed system.

The taskforce presented its recommendations to the board today. The board did not take any action on a long term solution, but will likely adopt a subscription model with rigid containers – meaning you would pay for green waste pick up on your bill and put your waste in a container instead of a clear bag.

Until the board adopts a long-term plan, residents are being told to still use clear plastic bags for the green waste, but they will no longer be required to purchase special green waste stickers for each bag.

The green waste program was part of an overhaul of Tulsa’s trash collection service that rolled out in 2012.

The green waste was supposed to be collected and taken to a mulching facility, however ended up getting burned as the mulching facility could not separate the plastic bags from the green waste.

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