Texoma is Going Green

Texoma cities are going green and IESI waste company is making it easy for communities to join their recycling program.

It is something residents in Archer City have been asking for, but finances held the city back.  That's when IESI stepped in and offered their service to them and other Texoma cities, free of charge.

It's an effort to help make going green, more convenient.

"It was a very pleasant surprise when IESI contacted us and said they had this service available and they just needed permission to bring the trailer out," said Kim Whitsitt, Secretary for Archer City.

For years, the city tried to work a recycling program into their budget, but Whitsitt said, "It was cost prohibitive at that time."

Residents called City Hall asking how they could get involved in making their community green.  That's when IESI called.

Whitsitt said, "They take our recyclables off our hands and provide us a container for the citizens to bring their recyclables to without having to charge us."

A recycling program free of charge is offered by IESI to cities who already use them for waste collection.  Dumpsters and trailers like this one are helping communities do their part in caring for the environment.

The trailer in Archer City is accessible 24/7 and there is no sorting. Texoma communities are happy they can encourage residents to go green, without the expenses.

"We want to do the right thing and our citizens expect that of us and we are happy to do so and be a part of that," Whitsitt said.

The recycling company says they started this free, Single Stream program about a month ago and are trying to get the word out to more cities in Texoma.

So far Burkburnett, Holiday, Henrietta, Graham, Archer City, Electra, Iowa Park and Lakeside City are taking advantage of the program.  Each of the participating cities has the unlimited free service.

Vernon and Petrolia are next to join.

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6.