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The "Green Teens" Origin Story



The "Green Teens" Origin Story


We are a Local family & veteran owned curbside recycling company based in Owasso.

We provide a valuable service to our community. We strongly believe in the value of Recycling, but we started this business for our kids...........



Jake and Kelly started this business with their teenagers as they approached high school. Jake got the whole family recycling when their Daughter and Son were little. "The kids loved it because they would get to ride in the back of the truck and hold down our boxes when we took our recycling to the church across the street. It's the only time they were allowed to ride in the back of the truck" 


Then, when they moved and had to haul their recycling miles away, they decided that a curbside service was a much needed service in their community. Jake and Kelly saw an opportunity to teach their kids some life lessons.


Jake talks proudly about starting a business with his children:

"It wasn't easy, but It was the biggest accomplishment I had as a father! I had the kids trapped in the truck for several hours with me each Saturday. They could play whatever music they wanted on the radio, but no earbuds were allowed. Basically I forced them to have conversations with me. We invested our own money into the business to get it going, and then let the kids keep all the earnings. I made them do all the work. Including keeping the books, communicating with customers and everything. I set them up with bank accounts when they were 14 and began teaching them about budgeting their money by splitting their money into multiply accounts (labeled as savings, gas, out to eat and fun). As a family we continued to work and grow the business when the kids were in high school and they saved money for college. My time was my greatest gift to my kids. Then my wife and I took over, hired a young man named Chevy to help drive the routes along with us. We have been blessed to be able to grow this business. It has allowed us to help our kids go to college and teach them many lessons about business and life. It was the best investment I have ever made! I'm so grateful for the chance to connect with my kids and teach them so much about life"


This is why our curbside service is named "Green Teens"



We provide a valuable service to our community and make it easy for people to recycling and help conserve our natural resources!

What We Do 

We Make Recycling Easy !!!

We provide a Curbside Recycling Service:

- Paper

- Plastic

- Cardboard

- Aluminum

- No Sorting

- Small Electronics

- Glass (Separate Service)- Curbside Pick up every 2 Weeks

Junk Removal Service

We Haul it and try to Reuse or Recycle it!

Electronic Recycling Service

We pick up small electronics with our curbside service but also offer one-time pickups for bigger materials.


Servicing:

- Owasso

- Collinsville

- Verdigris

- Skiatook

- Claremore

- Oologah (Rural Route)

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