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PEP Rally! A P R I L , I S S U E

Earth Day History - Earth Day was founded in 1970 by US Senator, Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin who was inspired to do so after seeing the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill. - In 1990 Earth Day went global and was celebrated in 141 countries and recycling became a large component of the day.

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Earth Day Friday, April 22nd Ever wish there was a day when people would recognize the work you do? There is! It is Earth Day! Here are some ideas on how to make this day count for your very vital program. Earth Day is a great chance to bring kids out to the Recycle Center to see what happens with the cardboard, aluminum, paper and plastic they use everyday. PRPC has coloring books and pencils for

the kids and Peppy the Recycling Prairie Dog is available to greet the kids! Earth Day is also a great time to hold an Open House at the Recycle Center. Add a few lemonades and hot dogs and you have an event that will bring the community out to see what happens at the recycle center on a daily basis. Do your residents know the commu-

nity gets money back for recycled materials? People are always more supportive of things they are knowledgeable about. Maybe Earth Day is just a chance to buy the guys out at the center a burger and thank them for what they do for the community and for

Recycle & Baling Workshop

- 2010 was the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and goals were set for one-million “Acts of Green� and one-million newly planted trees by 2012.

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Thursday, April 7th in Panhandle

We are going to have a great day at the workshop. We have presenters com-

ing from California, Dallas and San Antonio. And don't for get the ribs and brisket!

baling workshop that will outline the new baling guidelines going into effect.

One of the most important items on the agenda is the

RSVP: 806.372.3381 or ethomas@theprpc.org

The PEP Rally Newsletter is written by Elizabeth Thomas & is available at the PRPC website on the Solid Waste page: www.prpc.cog.tx.us


MEMORANDUM DATE:

Friday, May 06, 2011

TO:

PEP Regional Marketing Contract Participants

FROM:

Elizabeth Thomas, Regional Program Specialist

SUBJECT:

CTRA Monthly Price Sheet

Below is the CTRA Price Sheet for March, 2011. Everything is either up or holding steady in the recycle market for the month of March! Plastic is still the big jumper for the month with an almost 18% increase. Papers held steady with no decreases and some increases in newspaper and SOW. Looking at the prices compared to this time last year also shows most prices are up with large increases in plastic and paper. Newspaper #6 (Old/Weathered Newspapers) show a huge 97% decrease from March, 2010, which is an indicator of its unpopularity with the mills. We have sent six recycle loads this month already‌keep up your great work! Thank you for all you do! -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

$ $ $ $ $

Feb-11 217.00 1,500.00 494.00 558.00 404.00

$ $ $ $ $

scale price

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

125.00 * 117.25 * 99.75 57.00 * 181.15 * 241.00 250.00

Mar-11 217.00 1,582.00 530.00 594.00 476.00 scale price

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

129.00 126.75 99.75 57.00 188.80 250.00 250.00

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% of Change 0.00% 5.47% 7.29% 6.45% 17.82% NA 3.20% 8.10% 0.00% 0.00% 4.22% 3.73% 0.00%

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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 the percentage of change from the current month prices versus the prices from the same month in 2009. * - Represents an average of the cost range provided this month for this material For more information on CTRA pricing and CTRA visit www.cash4trash.com

12-Month Change + 24.42% 23.26% 45.66% 35.02% 37.82% NA -0.78% 11.32% -3.76% -97.19% -14.14% -7.60% -13.60%