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Stillwater seeks applicants for Citizen's Recycling Task Force

Released:Sep 11, 2019

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Sept. 11, 2019) – The City of Stillwater is seeking applicants for the Citizen’s Recycling Task Force. Residents can apply online at stillwater.org/citizenboards until Sept. 23, 2019.

Members of the task force would provide input, ideas and direction for the future of the City’s recycling program. Meeting dates and times have not yet been set.

City Council, acting as trustees of the Stillwater Utility Authority, created the task force at the Sept. 9 meeting to navigate the City’s options regarding a recycling dilemma that involves a high contamination of local recyclable waste and a lack of market for recyclable materials nation-wide.

“At this point, we are open to exploring all options,” City Manager Norman McNickle said. “We want to hear ideas from any resident who offers them- and make a calculated decision based on City-wide input.”

McNickle presented the City’s dilemma in detail at the Sept. 9 meeting. Watch the presentation at https://youtu.be/X3uKQ6v-8a4?t=4267.

Residents who are unable to join the task force are encouraged to provide their input through Speak Up, Stillwater, the City’s online platform for public input. Read about the issue and provide input at speakup.stillwater.org/input-needed-recycling.

For more information on the City’s recycling program, go to stillwater.org/page/home/government/departments-divisions/utility-and-billing-services/trash-recycling-services.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org


Civic Engagement Initiatives

The City of Stillwater values and promotes civic engagement initiatives to encourage public participation and an understanding of government through outreach and inclusiveness initiatives that inspire trust and confidence in local government. Here are some other opportunities our residents can pursue to submit feedback or suggestions about recycling, transportation or other city issues:

  • Balancing Act. Try your hand at balancing the City of Stillwater’s Annual Budget. Balancing Act is an online simulation tool that allows you to submit your plan by making changes to revenues and expenditures.
  • Speak Up Stillwater! Speak Up, Stillwater! is a platform for you to share your thoughts and questions about topics presented to City Council.
  • FlashVote. Do you have one minute a month to help make your local government better? If so, you should sign up for FlashVote. It’s a secure, anonymous, scientific survey service that allows residents to provide input via surveys covering topics directly affecting Stillwater.
  • Pop Up City Hall. Look for a bright blue and white umbrella at public events, and you will see a pop up city hall, which means you will be able to talk to city management and elected officials about topics you are interested in — at an event you were already planning to attend.
  • Speaker’s Bureau. Request a city official to speak at your next meeting.
  • Contact your city councilors anytime via email.

See more engagement tools and opportunities at http://stillwater.org/engage

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