Part of every dollar we earn, goes to support the American Therapeutic Riding Center, a Tulsa-charity dedicated to benefiting disabled children and adults through therapeutic horseback riding.
ATRC’s mission is to provide opportunities for people with varying ability levels to challenge themselves physically and emotionally by setting goals to improve their quality of life through riding therapy.
American Therapeutic Riding Center (ATRC) is affiliated with the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), which was founded in 1969 to promote and support therapeutic riding in the United States and Canada.
Volunteers are welcome to help with leading, side-walking, barn maintenance, grooming and tacking as well as fundraising and administrative activities.
One of our greatest goals as a company is making waste recycling a little more business and family friendly for the Tulsa community. That need has driven us to create a variety of programs strategically aimed at community involvement and recycling education.
Putting a friendly face on recycling with the creation of a new mascot was one of our first tasks. We created Mr. Murph (a cute critter with a conveyor belt on his back) for that exact purpose—he helps us educate businesses and families about waste recycling and how the MRF technology works to positively impact the environment.
At American Waste Control, we’ve created curriculum for school age children, including hands-on activities that allow them to investigate the benefits of recycling as well as the technology behind the MRF. The curriculum is part of a full educational program for schools and other organizations that includes special tours of our MRF facility. AWC has also built a classroom for families and school children to watch the MRF at work.
In addition, AWC provides behind-the-scenes tours of our landfill to students and groups. Participants can see the number one rated landfill in Oklahoma in action and how we go about meeting strict environmental protection guidelines. Groups can also see how we convert trash to energy plus the different ways the landfill reuses and recycles to benefit our environment.
As part of our community involvement, we’re thrilled to offer Tulsa students an opportunity for a behind the scenes glimpse of the recycling process with our very own Mr. Murph (Material Recovery Facility). These field trips provide a terrific hands-on experience when it comes to learning about recycling while also re-enforcing important science basics. For more info on this program, please go to www.feedmrmurph.com.