Solid Waste Newsletter - #18 July 2012

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July, 2012

Issue #18

PEP Rally Clothing Recycling 

Clothing Recycling can divert an average of 60+ pounds per person each year!

What about the clothes from last year? A lot of the time those school clothes and backpacks end-up in the landfill.

For a town of 2,000, that equals 120,000 pounds of landfill space!

That same town of 2,000 would save $2,100 in landfill fees alone (not including transport costs).

If every pound of clothing was recycled in that community the proceed would be over $3,500!

Clothing Uses Valuable Landfill Space!

Organizations like the Boy/Girl Scouts or the school could do a clothing drive to make some money for a project.

Charity Shoes and Clothing is a

Back-to-School season is right around the corner and our minds start turning to the clothing and items our kids will need. Clothes, backpacks, shoes...

Texas-based company that will provide your community with collection bins for clothing and household items and then come to pickup the items—all at no charge. They will also PAY by the pound! This would be a great fundraiser for an organization or for your municipal budget.

Charity Shoes collects and buys these items then transports them to third-world countries. Many of our Panhandle communities are already participating! What a great way to decrease your landfill expenses, do something great for someone in need and bring some proceed back to your community! Get ready NOW for the back-to-school season! For more information contact Elizabeth at PRPC, or go to Charityshoes.com.

T R A I N I N G available... Debris Management Course

Free!

July 16th—20th in Abilene, TX Contact Wendy Patterson at 325-672-1197

Basic Environmental Law Training Course

Free!

September 13th, Beeville, TX Contact Theresa@cbcog98.org or 361-883-5743


MEMORANDUM DATE:

Wednesday, July 3, 2012

TO:

PEP Regional Marketing Contract Participants

FROM:

Elizabeth Thomas, Regional Services Program Coordinator

SUBJECT:

CTRA Monthly Price Sheet

Below you will find the current market prices for June, 2012. SOW is WOW! Up 30% from last month! If your community is not recycling Sorted Office Waste, now is the time to start! Paper adds-up quickly and sells very well. SOW includes, printer paper, envelopes, manila envelopes, magizines, brochures, some newspaper, shredded paper. Banks, schools, businesses and City Hall are all great producers of SOW. The other papers and plastics held pretty steady. OCC saw a 2.63% drop for June. Give me a call when you are ready for a pick-up. Thanks for everything you do for the Panhandle! ‌elizabeth COMMODITIES Steel Cans UBC (Aluminum Cans) PET HDPE Natural HDPE Colored HDPE & PET OCC (Corrugated) * ONP (#6 News) * Deink (#8 News) SOW (High Grade) White Ledger CPO Computer Paper Mixed Paper

Feb-12 Mar-12 $ 130.00* $ 128.00

$ $ $ $

950.00 $ 300.00 $ 388.00 $ 258.00 $ scale price

994.00 340.00 420.00 310.00 scale price

$

100.00* $

105.00*

$ $ $ $ $ $

25.00* 63.00 75.00 * 200.00 * 140.00 60.00

25.00 * 68.00 95.00* 200.00* 140.00 65.00

$ $ $ $ $ $

% of Change Apr-12 -1.54% $ 120.00 4.63% $ 954.00 13.33% $ 380.00 8.25% $ 480.00 20.16% $ 370.00 NA scale price 5.00% $ 105.00 0.00% $ 25.00 7.94% $ 68.00 26.67% *$ 85.00 0.00% $ 200.00 0.00% $ 140.00 8.33% $ 65.00

* * * *

% of Change May-12 -6.25% $ 130.00 -4.02% $ 954.00 11.76% $ 370.00 14.29% $ 449.00 19.35% $ 370.00 NA scale price 0.00% *$ 95.00 0.00% *$ 25.00 0.00% $ 63.00 -10.53% *$ 85.00 0.00% *$ 200.00 0.00% $ 140.00 0.00% $ 60.00

% of Change 8.33% 0.00% -2.63% -6.46% 0.00% NA -9.52% 0.00% -7.35% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -7.69%

$ $ $ $ $

Jun-12 106.40 1,105.00 305.00 476.00 350.00 scale price

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

92.50 30.00 70.50 110.50 183.00 150.00 60.00

% of Change -18.15% 15.83% -17.57% 6.01% -5.41% NA -2.63% 20.00% 11.90% 30.00% -8.50% 7.14% 0.00%

Jul-12

12-Month Change + -94.55% -55.29% -23.28% -13.03% 2.86% NA -33.51% -56.67% -68.79% -109.05% -45.90% -60.00% -50.00%

Emboldened Commodities indicates those materials for which guaranteed floor prices have been set. Emboldened Amounts indicates that the floor prices have been reached. Direct Mill Runs are available for full loads of a single baled commodity and can be shipped at no cost to the member. * - Represents an average of the cost range provided this month for this material + - Represents the percentage of change from the current month prices versus the prices from the same month in 2005.

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