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LINCOLN

A REGIONAL COOPERATIVE FOR INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT

P.O. Box 159, 1050 W. 400 S.,

Burley, 1083318

208-432-9082

FAX 208-43 -6915

ANNUAL REPORT

October 1,2000 - September 30, 2001 COMMODITIES PROCESSED In the last twelve months, the Blaine County Resource Recovery Center processed 2,0 cardboard, newsprint, metal cans, magazines, glass, mixed residential paper, and a cou of office paper. The 2,007 tons represents a 2% reduction below the amount of 2,065 materials processed in the same twelve months of the preceding year. Table 1 identifie volumes of recyclable materials handled in each of the past twelve months.

7 tons of Ie grades ons. of the

TABLE 1 COMMODITIES RECOVERED

Tons per Month

October 2000

63.7 Tons

24.8 Tons

1.8 Tons

30.9 Tons

2.2 Tons

8.9 Tons

20.7 Tons

November

72.8

20.3

2.1

28.4

1.9

11.7

24.4

December

75.1

29.0

1.7

38.9

2.4

17.8

17.8

January 200]

69.0

]4.9

1.8

38.7

2.0

4.5

13.2

February

78.6

26.3

1.4

39.2

2.7

17.3

26.8

March

75.0

22.6

1.5

37.7

2.2

10.0

21.9

Apri]

61.1

16.8

1.6

30.0

1.5

10.5

May

16.4

71.1

25.8

1.2

31.5

1.9

11.8

June

18.3

74.0

24.6

1.6

37.0

2.0

12.7

July

20.9

86.7

19.6

2.0

47.8

1.9

7.5

13.7

95.1

25.7

2.3

50.3

2.2

12.5

17.4

61.5

19.6

1.4

August September


This 2% lower volume this past year is consistent with a nationwide trend of reduced re ycling volumes, as well as reduced recyclable commodity volumes from the neighborhood recy program in the six other magic valley counties comprising Southern Idaho Solid Waste. We will be initiating a stepped-up public awareness program that is geared to increasing recyclin 5 volumes throughout south central Idaho. A comparison of the amounts of the different types of commodities processed in each of the past four years can be found in Table 2

TABLE 2 COMMODITY VOLUlVIES BY YEAR '.

i ty Cardboard

796 Tons

828 Tons

876 Tons

883 Tons

Newsprint

249

192

303

270

Aluminum Cans

27

26

25

21

Glass

416

494

451

446

Tin Cans

30

30

27

25

Mixed Paper

97

124

138

136

Magazines

224

248

245

227

This table finds that all types of recyclable commodities, with the exception of cardboarc, are less than the total amounts of the previous year. The next set of data identifies how the recyclable materials are getting to the processing center. Recyclable materials are transported to the Blaine County Resource Recovery Center Wood River Rubbish and Recycling (the curbside collection program), by Recycling Services ( he pnmary commercial recycler), and those persons that transport the materials on an indiv dual basis (self hauls). In this past year, the curbside collection program accounted for 49% of all marketable IT aterials (cardboard, newsprint, mixed residential paper, aluminum, and tin). Recycling Services s 1 responsible for bringing in 32% of the marketable materials, and self hauls account for t e remaming 19%. The following Table 3 provides for a more detailed breakdown.


TABLE 3 COMMODITIES BY CARRIER

Commodity

Wood River Rubbish

Recycling Services

Self Haul

Cardboard

372 Tons

445 Tons

66 Tons

Newsprint

194

24

52

Mixed Paper

174

30

159

Aluminum

13

3

5

Tin

19

0

6

Total

772 Tons (49%)

502 Tons (32%)

281 Tons 09%)

As compared to last year, the amount of marketable materials derived from the curbside collection

program decreased by 55 tons. This 55 ton decrease accounts for nearly all of the reduced volume from this past year's operation as compared to the prior year. The commercial recycling collector's volumes were down by only 4 tons. The amount of marketable materials obtained from the self hauls held constant and now accounts for 19% of the total volume.

OPERATION COSTS AND REVENUES Its back to recycling reality. This year saw a return to the trend of annual operation expenses exceeding revenues. The market values for fiber and metals took a sharp down tum from the values we experienced last year when the operation revenues exceeded costs by over $30,000. To illustrate this point, we received 50% less revenue for nearly the same volumes of commodities marketed in the prior year. The following Table 4 compares the total revenues and expenses of the last three years of operation of the resource recovery center

TABLE 4

REVENUE VS EXPENSE

1998 - 99

1999 - 2000

2000 - 2001

Revenues

$94,192.88

$160,472.89

$ 76,974.06

Expenses

$101,755.90

$130,152.17

$100,974.06

Net

($ 7,563.45)

$30,320.72

($24,296.66)


The 2,007 tons of recycled materials, which would otherwise be handled as solid waste, saved Blaine County and its residents $38,133 in the avoided cost of waste transfer and landfill expense. The value of the avoided cost, $38,133, when factored against the net loss ($24,297) yielded an overall value of $13,836 for the operation of the resource recovery center. The use ofthe community service labor continued this year. 1,066 hours of community service labor were utilized this past year, which is down slightly (353 hours) from the prior year.

SISW 2001 Annual Resource Recovery Center Report  

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