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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Broken Arrow Residents Can Now Use Tulsa Mulch Site for Free

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City of Broken Arrow residents are now able to take their green waste to the City of Tulsa’s Mulch Site free of charge.

Located at 2100 N. 145th E. Ave., the Tulsa Mulch Site accepts tree limbs, leaves and grass clippings. The site also offers unlimited wood chips/mulch and firewood to be picked up by residents. A firewood cutting area is available, but patrons must bring their own saws. Tree and shrub root balls are not accepted.

To use the site, Broken Arrow residents just need to provide a driver’s license or recent utility bill showing their Broken Arrow address. The Tulsa Mulch Site is open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., seven days per week, excluding City of Tulsa-observed holidays.

“This is a great new benefit for our Broken Arrow refuse customers,” said Lee Zirk, General Services Director for the City of Broken Arrow. “Not only will it provide our residents a no-cost means of self-disposal of their green waste, it also diverts green waste from the refuse waste stream.”

Terry Ball, City of Tulsa Streets and Stormwater Director, agrees the partnership between Broken Arrow and Tulsa provides environmental benefits for the entire metropolitan region.

“This agreement sets the stage for a regional effort to keep green waste out of the waste stream,” said Ball. “Partnerships such as this foster good relationships within the region, as we work together on various initiatives that help all citizens.”

Previously, the Tulsa Mulch Site was available to Broken Arrow residents for a fee. Over the past year, Broken Arrow residents dumped 950 cubic yards of green waste there. That number is expected to increase under this agreement.

The agreement between the Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA) and the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy (TARE) will transfer the fee Broken Arrow residents paid to BAMA, which will be charged at a rate of $0.55 per cubic yard. The Broken Arrow City Council approved the agreement at its Aug. 15 meeting.

With many residents disposing of their own green waste, this arrangement will help some refuse customers avoid bulky pick up charges and also help reduce tipping fees City sanitation trucks incur at the energy recovery plant and landfill.

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