The Bryan County Chapter of the Oklahoma Retired Educator’s Association held its first meeting of the New Year on Friday, Jan 11.
State representative Dustin Roberts was scheduled to speak at the meeting. Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, Roberts had to postpone.
In his place Cindy Houser of the Choctaw Nation Recycling Center spoke to the group. Cindy explained that the Recycling Center was built three years ago and serves several towns in the area.
Through the Choctaw Recycling Center residents can recycle paper, cardboard, plastics, metals and Styrofoam. The recycling center also has document shredding.
Document shredding costs $5 for every “banker’s box” full and residents can choose to watch their document be shredded.
To drop off recyclable items residents can take them to the Choctaw Recycling Center located at 3408 Wes Watkins Blvd. or to the Roll Off bins located at the Choctaw Complex and behind Sears in Durant.
For more information about recycling with the Choctaw Recycling Center, call (580) 920-0488.
Also discussed during the meeting were legislative ideas and questions to present during the February meeting with Dustin Roberts.
This included the recently passed bill 766 which eliminated intangible tax in Oklahoma.
Group members said they heard reports that the bill had lowered teacher’s salaries by $60 to $100 per pay period.