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Tulsa recycling center giving pumpkins new life after fall season

Tulsa recycling center giving pumpkins new life after fall season (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Not sure what to do with your pumpkins once November wraps up?

The MET recycling center wants to avoid pilling up land fills by gathering up pumpkins across Tulsa until the end of the month.

"When you put things in the trash, that's kind of the end of the story," said the Executive Director of the MET, Graham Brannin. "When you recycle things, you give it another life."

It's the first time the center has launched "The Great Pumpkin Rescue" project, and they partnered up with the Full Sun Composting to help the environment.

Brannin said Tulsans can see their efforts by spring time.

"Getting people involved and doing things for the environment takes little steps. So, everybody needs to do something," said Brannin.

So far, hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are turning into compost, and Brannin expects that number to continue to grow by the end of the month.

If you want to drop a pumpkin off, the MET has several locations.

The four include Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Owasso and Central Tulsa.


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