Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Recycling in Ada Oklahoma

The City of Ada has shared videos with information on recycling in Ada, be sure to check out the videos. Also share this post with your friends to help improve recycling in Ada.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Earth Hour 2013

Earth Hour is tonight at 8:30 p.m. It's an easy way to help bring awareness to the environmental issues impacting the world. And this year why not make a pledge to recycle more or to join the Recycling Coalition? Together we can make a difference in Ada and the world.

Join us Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 12 p.m. for our monthly meeting. We meet upstairs at the public library. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Phone Book Collection Contest

Essay Contest

"Ways and Reasons to Conserve Water in My Hometown”

Attention Students & Teachers:

To celebrate Earth Day, the Ada Recycling Coalition (ARC) is sponsoring an essay contest for High school and Jr. High school students in Pontotoc County and will award the following:
  • High School:  First Place – $200 Runner-up – $50
  • Jr. High School:  First Place – $200 Runner-up – $50

Here are the details:
  • Contestants will be judged on their understanding of the general subject of water conservation, their demonstrated knowledge of key issues, originality and style.
  • Title"Ways and Reasons to Conserve Water in My Hometown"
  • Deadline:  Friday, April 12, 2012 – 5 pm.
  • Essays are to be submitted to Trudy Nevland, as follows:
  • Mail – 231 South Townsend, Ada, OK  74820
  • Hand Deliver – Public Works (220 West 7th Street) or City Hall (231 South Townsend)
  • E-mail – (electronic submissions are encouraged)
  • Fax – (580) 436-8092
  • 500 words or less.  Must by typed and double-spaced.
  • Cover sheet to include:  name, grade, school and telephone number.
  • Winners will be acknowledged at ARC’s annual Earth Day meeting in April where they and a guest will be treated to lunch.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Recycle Your Old Christmas Lights

LED Christmas lights use less energy and don't get as hot, making LEDs a safer option as well. They can cost more money but right now there are a couple of ways you can recycle your own inefficient light bulbs and get a discount on new LEDs.

One way is through participating Home Depots.


You can also send your lights in to HolidayLEDs. You just mail in your old lights and they will send you a coupon good for 25% off LED Christmas lights.

This is a great way to save money and go green this holiday season.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pledge to Recycle

Win a Compost Bin or a Rain Barrel

The Ada Recycling Coalition is sponsoring an area pledge drive and is giving away two home compost bins and one rain barrel.  You can copy & paste the pledge below and email it to or give it to any ARC member. The drawing will be held November 14, 2012.
Take the Pledge!!!!

America Recycles Day, November 15, 2012 is a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful.

I pledge to find out what materials I can recycle in my community. 
I pledge to lead by example in my community by recycling. 
I pledge to recycle batteries, cell phones, ink cartridges and other electronic waste. 
I pledge to contact my elected officials to support my community’s recycling programs.

Name:  _____________________________________________________
Email:  _____________________________________________________
Telephone:  _________________________________________________
Address:  ___________________________________________________
City/State/Zip Code:  __________________________________________

Monday, June 4, 2012

How is Aluminum Recycled?

Ada recycles aluminum cans in our single stream curbside recycling program as well as at our drop-offs. Please remember to recycle your cans to keep them out of our landfill and keep the cycle going.