Owasso Siblings Run Their Own Recycling Business To Help Save For College

Wednesday, December 9th 2020, 5:36 pm


Two Owasso teenagers run their own curbside recycling business and they are using the profits to pay for college.

The siblings said they have about 260 customers right now but are hoping to hit 300 by the end of the year.

"Whenever you sign up, we will bring you two of our recycling cans. You can put paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum and then we also have an extra service for glass," said 17-year-old Seth Sherman. "This month we are expected to take 10,000 pounds of recycling to the TRT."

He runs Owasso Green Teens Curbside Recycling with his 19-year-old sister, Sydney.

"We bicker sometimes but I love her. There is no one else I would rather work with," said Seth.

The business started as a way for Seth and Sydney's parents to teach them how to manage their money.

“If you are smart with your money, you can accomplish a lot more in life and it will really serve you well down the road," said Seth and Sydney’s dad Jake.                  

Green Teens has grown so fast, the siblings are hoping to use the funds to send them through college.

"It has made my wife and I so proud, all the things they have learned through the business, dealing with customers, managing their time," said Jake. “It is really just nice as a parent to see them go off and go to work and you didn't even have to say anything to them."

The Sherman kids are involved in extracurriculars and they balance their business with their other commitments, but they are hoping to watch their hard work help make their dreams of college come true.

“It is very motivating knowing that you have something going on where other people are depending on you. It is really awesome to be able to say that I provided a service that is really helping out the community," said Seth.

To sign up for Owasso Green Teens Curbside Recycling, visit the website here.


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