November Events at The M.e.t.

SINGING FOR COMPOSTING: Singer/songwriter Stan Slaughter, also known as the Eco-Troubadour, performs at the Tulsa Garden Center during Compost Day, hosted by the Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.e.t.) on Oct. 16. The event highlighted the advantages of composting. Slaughter travels across the country performing while also educating his audiences on recycling, the environment and composting. Also in the photo is the M.e.t.’s Annie Tyndall.

The M.e.t. is a Tulsa-based nonprofit organization that operates 12 drop-off recycling centers.

On Nov. 2-3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the M.e.t. will hold its semi-annual pollutant collection at the fairgrounds. The collection is for residents of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Tulsa and Tulsa County only.

Items accepted include household cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, automotive fluids, cooking oil, batteries, all fluorescent light bulbs, small ammunition, smoke alarms, aerosol paint, hobby paint, pool chemicals, items containing mercury, and unused or out-of-date prescription medications.

Items not accepted are latex paint, tires, computers, radioactive waste and commercial waste. Latex paint is not accepted because it is not hazardous. It is water-based and can safely be disposed of by being dried out.

Pollutants should be transported to the event in the trunk of a car or the bed of a pickup truck.

Updated 10-28-2013

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