Foam Collection and Densifying Event on May 21, 2022
The City of Norman has partnered with Churches Caring for Creation to hold quarterly foam collection and densification events at the new Household Hazardous Waste Facility. On May 21, 2022, from 10 AM to Noon, bring your bagged and CLEAN number 6 polystyrene (Foam, AKA Styrofoam) to the Foam Collection and Densifying Event at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility (3803 Chautauqua). The acceptable items include molded packaging (not peanuts), cups and clamshells. Volunteers will collect the foam and demonstrate the densifying machine. Talk to volunteers and staff about the process and then watch the machine in action! No registration is required. Questions can be directed to the Environmental Services Division at 405-292-9731 or EnvironmentalServices@normanok.gov. Join us and make a difference!
Green Norman Eco Month Activities Huge Success!
Thank you to everyone who participated in one or more Green Norman Eco Month activity! You made a great impact on our environment, and we applaud you!
What is ReLeaf Norman?
- A multi-year community-wide effort to replant trees in Norman
- An education and awareness campaign to foster understanding of the benefits of the urban tree canopy
- An investment in future generations
How can you participate?
- Contribute $ to Norman Parks Foundation for purchase of trees
- Send Check or Money Order to:
Norman Park Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 6523
Norman, OK 73070
- Volunteer at tree planting events
- Help us chart our progress and let us know when you have planted a tree at email@example.com
- Support your schools and churches in restoring lost or damaged trees
Energy Conservation Tips
- Turn off all unnecessary lights, especially in unused offices and conference rooms and turn down remaining lighting levels where possible.
- Minimize energy usage during peak demand hours from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Buy Energy Star appliances, products, and lights.
- Turn off your computer monitor and printer when you aren't using them.
- Set your computer to go into the energy saving mode when not being used for extended periods of time.
- Carpool, walk, bike or take public transportation.
- Recycle more, both at the office and at home.
- Last One Out Turns Off The Lights.
- Don't allow vehicles to idle for more than 5 minutes.
- Adjust the thermostat when you leave at night or for the weekend.
- Set printers and copiers to two-sided printing.
Water Conservation Information
Rain Sensors and Freeze Gauge Ordinance
- Ord. No. 0-0506-11
- check irrigation systems periodically to ensure your rain sensor or freeze gauge are working properly
- OSU Extension Fact Sheet - Irrigation Checkup for Home Sprinkler Systems
How much should I water my lawn?
- OSU Extension Fact Sheet - Irrigation Audit for Home Lawns
Average monthly bermudagrass evapotranspiration (ETturf), precipitation, and requirement for supplemental lawn irrigation in inches.
Average monthly tall fescue evapotranspiration (ETturf), precipitation, and requirement for supplemental lawn irrigation in inches.