The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

May 13, 2014

Good deeds

Enid recycling efforts will continue without a hitch

ENID, Okla. — Changes are coming to recycling efforts in Enid, but the good news is those efforts will continue.

Department of Human Services is ending its recycling operations locally, as well as its document-shredding operation, OES Information Destruction. However, the city of Enid and private businesses are stepping up to ensure recycling will continue without interruption.

The city will provide a building at Spruce and Cherry where  developmentally disabled clients can sort and compact recyclable materials. That effort will start in mid-June.

In addition, the city will continue running its drop-off location at Frisco Park, and Keepin’ Enid Green, a private business, will continue its work.

Supported Community Lifestyles Inc., which already employs about 100 DHS clients in Enid, will manage the recycling center workers at the city site and at a new document-shredding business it owns. Owner Ron Hammock’s DocuGuard business will provide the building and labor for secure destruction of sensitive documents and materials. It will be nationally certified to do the sensitive work.

We’re glad to see all the recycling operations will continue. There had been some concern about the future as Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid nears closure.

The partnership between NORCE and the city has been a positive one for all. Enid residents can feel good that they are recycling and keeping some material from filling up the landfill. And NORCE clients have been able to work and gain a sense of pride for doing an important service.

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