Another Texoma town is going green. Electra received two recycle bins last week. This the first time the city has ever had recycle bins. Residents started asking city leaders how they can start recycling and the city and a local church took action.
At First United Methodist Church in Electra church secretary Leslie Bishop lives by this motto, "We only have one planet," she said. "We can't replace it when it's gone."
Her church and the City of Electra decided the best thing to do to clean our environment was go green. Eectra received two IESI recycling bins last Friday. While city leaders recognize it's not a lot, they say it's the first step to a brighter future.
"It's not something we've had before, we're really excited about it," said Katherine Cumpton, Electra communications coordinator.
The bins are located in two spots; one at the First United Methodist Church, the other off the fairgrounds. Both are clearly marked accepting anything from paper, cardboard, beverage containers, plastics 1-7, aluminum, tin and steel.
"We're hoping it's contagious the enthusiasm for it," said Cumpton. "I think I've caught it."
Right now the bins will be emptied once a week and at no cost to the city, but that can change in the future.
From April 16 through the 23 the city is holding a city wide clean-up to beautify the town. City officials are encouraging all residents to participate.