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Sep 26, 201112:12 PMBaby Love

Thinking beyond the curb.

Sep 26, 2011 - 12:12 PM

About 6 months ago, my sister started recycling her chipboard. At the time I wasn't for sure what chipboard was, I just knew that our curbside recycling didn't take it.  I just lumped it into the cardboard category and shamefully threw it in with the rest of my non-recyables. But my sister challenged me (as most big sisters always do) to start gathering it in the garage just so I could see how much of it I actually went through.

After just one week, it was apparent to me that I was a chipboard addict. From diaper boxes to 12-packs, the chipboard was adding up. 

Finally after about about a month (and a plea from my husband to get it out of the garage) I loaded it up in my car knowing that would force me to take it out to the recyling center.  And since my toddler thought we should get a super early start to our day (isn't that sweet), we headed out to Shredders early this morning.

To my knowledge this is the only place in Tulsa that recycles chipboard. Here is their info:

Shredders, Inc.

635 West 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74107-7018

(918) 446-8386

They're open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

It's a super easy transaction. Pull up to the front to tell them you're here to recycle chipboard. They'll tell you to pull around and someone is there to unload it all for you. You barely even have to get out of the car.

Make sure to breakdown all of your boxes, making them flat to take up less space. I suggest using a Tide box or something super sturdy as the base and then stuffing all of the smaller boxes into it.

It'll make you feel good to know that you're shaving some width off your carbon footprint and, as always, it's a great example to set for your children.

Happy recycling!

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Sep 26, 2011 01:12 pm
 Posted by  honeybeemama

good to know babymama! is now the right time to confess how little i recycle? like rarely if at all? i think now that i'm working at home and have more flexibility in my schedule i'm out of excuses! off to research recycling centers in BA right now!

Sep 26, 2011 08:47 pm
 Posted by  southerngirl

Harley Hollan Company at 61st and 169 takes just about anything for recycling, including carboard, paperboard and styrofoam!
www.harleyhollan.com

Sep 27, 2011 11:17 am
 Posted by  ARodgers

@honeybeemama: I like to make a little game to see if I can always get one trashcan to the curb (instead of 2 or 3). Now seeing that on my screen, it seems a little weird.
@southerngirl: thank you! I have yet to start recycling styrofoam, but I'm on it now.

Sep 29, 2011 11:54 am
 Posted by  Hannah M.

So glad to know I can recycle chipboard and styrofoam. Now my obsession can go even further. Thank you! :)

Oct 1, 2011 06:23 pm
 Posted by  honeybeemama

update, i officially have boxes in my garage labeled "plastic" "aluminum" and "glass". feel proud!!

Dec 13, 2012 10:38 am
 Posted by  OFP

I am quite sure that Green Country Shredding does chipboard as well. Their website is http://www.gcshredding.com. The owner, Tom Dawson has been very helpful and their customer service is exceptional.

Dec 13, 2012 10:39 am
 Posted by  OFP

I am quite sure that Green Country Shredding does chipboard as well. Their website is http://www.gcshredding.com. The owner, Tom Dawson has been very helpful and their customer service is exceptional.

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The first years of motherhood are the most educational years of your life.  Abby Rodgers shares the highs, the lows, the love and complete shock of being a new mom.  She'll write what she has learned and also seek advice from you about things she has yet to figure out.  Abby keeps it real with a little humor and a lot of love. 

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