The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Progress 2012

April 14, 2012

Sorting out the service

Enid men providing curbside recycling for city, area

ENID — For one year Keepin’ Enid Green has provided recycling options and convenience of participation to local residents.

The curbside recycling business began after Chris Feeney of Oklahoma Employment Securities’ Material Recovery, a recycling venture, repeatedly was asked why the option wasn’t available. The business was founded with the idea of raising awareness for and accessibility to recycling by Feeney and Josh Peters.

“We are a pretty simple business, providing another option for people to recycle,” Feeney said.

For $10 a month the company provides an 18-gallon green bin for customers to place recyclable materials. Keepin’ Enid Green empties the bin once a week.

“Customers are able to throw all their (recyclable) trash into one container,” Feeney said. “When we pick it up we will sort it all.”

The company has expanded its service area in the first year of business. Keepin’ Enid Green now serves 14 area towns as well as Enid.

“We go as far east as Covington and as far west as Fairview, and everything in between,” Feeney said.

There are 240 area residents who currently utilize Keepin’ Enid Green services.

“We have encouraged a lot of people to recycle who were never able to do it before, such as career-minded individuals or those who can’t make it to the OES drop site,” Feeney said.

The Enid collections are every Sunday, with area towns serviced during the week.

OES Material Recovery employs many residents of Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid who get paid to process the material received by Keepin’ Enid Green and turn that material over to vendors.

“This allows them a safe environment to work,” Feeney said.

Throughout the company’s first year of business, Feeney said he has only heard good things from customers.

“Once people get started it becomes an addiction,” Feeney said. “I believe in what we do ... We aren’t fancy, we just encourage recycling and have been working in recycling for a long time.”

The company collects recyclables including paper, cardboard, tin, steel and aluminum cans, different kinds of packaging and disposal cups. A full list of acceptable items is available at

The company provides its services to Enid, Lahoma, Carrier, Kremlin, Hillsdale, Garber, Covington, Helena, Goltry, Aline, Cleo Springs and Fairview.

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Progress 2012
  • onlineheader.jpg 2012 ON THE HORIZON

    The News & Eagle puts out an annual progress edition. This year's 2012 On the Horizon focuses on developments now and in the future. The stories in text format are available by scrolling down this page.

    Links to pdf format: Economic Development I Health and Wellness I Education I Northwest Oklahoma I Family I Faith I Agriculture and Energy I Community Service


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  • cover.jpg Community Service

    Enid News & Eagle's 2012 On the Horizon edition concludes with the role of community service.

    Click HERE for text version of the stories.

    Click HERE for pdf version of the edition.

    April 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • Chisholm vs Okeene_6_BV.jpg Chisholm seeks consistency

    August 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • Karen Vanover_Bass Hospital Volunteer_2_BV.jpg A positive interaction

    Karen Vanover and A.Z. Callicoat are past volunteers of the year at their respective hospitals, Vanover at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and Callicoat at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

    April 14, 2012 2 Photos

  • Sandbox Learning Center_Ella Mae Loggins_BV.jpg Foster Grandparents: The solver of all problems

    “It’s something to get up for in the morning." — Foster Grandparent Ella Loggins

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  • Hedges_Carmen Ball_3_BV.jpg Hear this

    Hedges is committed to improving communications skills for those in need in northwest Oklahoma.
    Executive Director Carmen Ball said Hedges is the only full-service speech and hearing center in northwest Oklahoma.

    April 14, 2012 3 Photos

  • Stephanie Ezzell_BV.jpg Doing their part for the community

    Stephanie Ezzell is active in the community in a number of capacities, including the popular Farmers Market, on the southeast corner of Grand and Garriott.

    April 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • Keepin' Enid Green_1_BV.jpg Sorting out the service

    The curbside recycling business began after Chris Feeney of Oklahoma Employment Securities’ Material Recovery, a recycling venture, repeatedly was asked why the option wasn’t available.

    April 14, 2012 2 Photos

  • ESL_Emmanuel Baptist Church_4_BV.jpg Learning the language

    Volunteers at Emmanuel Baptist Church stepped up to fill that gap with free ESL instruction last January, and now they have hopes of expanding the program to better serve the community.

    April 14, 2012 3 Photos

  • First Presbyterian Church Mentoring_1_BV.jpg Tutoring joy

    Each Wednesday after school, church members pick up students — there are 23 in this year’s group — and take them to the church building for a snack, some fun and plenty of homework help.

    April 14, 2012 3 Photos