Panhandle Environmental Partnership
March, 2012 Issue #14
SCARAB Manufacturing 40 Years in the Panhandle!
Compost: ( noun ) A mixture of decayed plants and other organic matter used by landscapers, farmers, gardeners, municipalities and flowerlovers to divert material from landfills and use it to make communities a great place to live and look at!
Just outside White Deer there is a powerful force in the world-wide composting industry.— SCARAB Manufacturing. Much like its namesake, SCARAB is small but makes a huge impact in global soil quality by custom designing composting machines for customers from Pampa and Clarendon to Russia, China, Australia, Ireland and Egypt.
2012 marks the 40th year of a business that was born from necessity. Local feedlots needed a viable solution for manure and bedding waste. Since that time, owner Marvin Urbanczyk has received both state and national awards recognizing his contribution to the composting industry. From the beginning, SCARAB has focused on the high quality of their machines. Marvin grew up on a farm and understands how inefficient or broken-down machinery can cripple an operation. At 88, Marvin is still the chief designer and head perfectionist. Many of you know
Britt Reid from his service as a member of the Regional Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Britt is the Plant Manger for SCARAB and would be glad to visit with you about the composting needs in your community. (806-883-7621) Composting is a way to divert many materials like grass clippings, wood chips, paper, food and manure waste and turn it into gold! Instead of landfilling this waste stream you can produce a viable product for your community.
MSW Training Available! Amarillo College is offering a
Class “A” Municipal Solid Waste Supervisor’s Class Wow! That compost stuff really works!
March 19th - 22nd
Amarillo College Business & Industry Center
New Class “A” - $525
Kathy Wheeler @ Amarillo College 806-371-2927
Renewal Class “A” - $425
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
PEP Regional Marketing Contract Participants
Elizabeth Thomas, Regional Services Program Coordinator
CTRA Monthly Price Sheet â€“
Below is the CTRA Price Sheet for February, 2012. Most of the prices are up for the month. OCC is at $100/ton and that may be the best we can hope for the Spring. If you have been holding on to your cardboard bales waiting for the price to go up, I say it is time to SELL! The mills will open again on the first of the month so call me ASAP to request your trucks. Keep up the great work and remember every pound you recycle you save landfill and transporting costs too! Thanks for all you do for the Panhandle! -Elizabeth
COMMODITIES Steel Cans UBC (Aluminum Cans) PET HDPE Natural HDPE Colored HDPE & PET OCC (Corrugated) Deink (#8 News) Mixed Paper ONP (#6 News) SOW (High Grade Office) White Ledger CPO Computer Paper
% of Change Nov-12 Dec-12 $130.00 * $ 130.00 * 0.00% $950.00 $ 850.00 -10.53% $278.00 $ 178.00 -35.97% $410.00 $ 350.00 -14.63% $252.00 $ 192.00 -23.81% scale price
$69.50 * $60.50 $59.50* $85.00* $186.00 $151.00
$ $ $ $ $ $
$ $ $ $ $
76.50 * -11.56% 50.00 * -28.06% 40.50 * 10.66% 25.00 * -57.98% 55.00 * -35.29% 176.00 -5.38% 141.00 -6.62%
Jan-12 150.00 * 850.00 * 220.00 370.00 240.00 scale price
$ $ $ $ $ $
50.00 * 50.00 25.00 65.00 * 186.00 141.00
% of Change
15.38% 0.00% 23.60% 5.71% 25.00%
$ $ $ $ $
17.65% 0.00% 23.46% 0.00% 18.18% 5.68% 0.00%
% of Change Feb-12 130.00 ** -13.33% 950.00 ** 11.76% 300.00 36.36% 388.00 4.86% 258.00 7.50% scale price
$ $ $ $ $ $
63.00 ** 60.00 25.00 75.00 ** 200.00 140.00
11.11% * 26.00% * 20.00% * 0.00% * 15.38% * 7.53% * -0.71% *
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* 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 price 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 2007. For more information on CTRA pricing and CTRA visit www.cash4trash.com
12-Month Change + -44.67% -76.47% -124.55% -50.81% -68.33% NA -38.89%* -134.50%* -99.50%* -128.00%* -178.69%* -29.57%* -77.30%*