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Issue #22 December, 2012

2012 Electronics Recycling

PEP Rally!

PANHANDLE ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP

electronics. Last year we topped 76,000 pounds.

There is still time to participate in the 2012 Electronics Recycling Event, which runs through December 15th. This is the 3rd Annual e-Recycling Event for the Panhandle. The first year we recycled 66,000 pounds of

Participation is easy! Even if you only want to take old electronics from your City offices! Simply contact one of the five drop-off locations and make arrangements with their staff. Items Accepted include: computers, monitors, televisions of all types and ages, VCRs, copiers, print-

ers, radios, gaming systems, and all wiring and electronic accessories. Drop-Off Contacts: Amarillo—Trent 806-378-6242 Canadian—Tim 806-323-6473 Dalhart—James 806-244-5511 Memphis—Kirby 806-206-3109 Tulia—Steve 806-995-4814 Elizabeth @ PRPC for Information: 806-372-3381

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In January we will kickoff a Panhandle Rechargeable Battery Recycling program with Call2Recycle. Cities and agencies will be provided a collection box and sealable bags for the batteries. The Panhandle program will be used as a model for other rural areas around the country.

Rechargeable batteries are found in tools, toys, security systems, camera, solar lights, cell phones, laptops, tablets and hand-held communication units. Call Elizabeth for more information @ 372-3381.


MEMORANDUM DATE:

December 6, 2012

TO:

PEP Regional Marketing Contract Participants

FROM:

Elizabeth Thomas, Regional Services Program Coordinator

SUBJECT:

CTRA Monthly Price Sheet

Below you will find the most current price sheet. The shipping dock strikes on the West Coast have put a wrinkle in our transport and marketing in the last few weeks because nothing is moving out of those docks. OCC is up 35% and Mixed Paper is up 17%. Things are looking better! REMINDER: The recycling market is desperate for more recycled aluminum! They estimate a recycled can is processed and back on the store shelves within a month. Look at your community and see where your aluminum is‌ by colleting, baling a selling that aluminum you are making a big difference and getting paid very well! As always, thank you 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

Aug-12 Sep-12 $ 180.00* $ 160.00

$ 1,100.00 $ 1,460.00 246.00 $ 320.00 530.00 $ 560.00 420.00 $ 460.00

$ $ $

scale price

$

$ $ $ $ $ $

scale price

70.00* $

40.00* 57.00 160.00 * 240.00 * 170.00 43.00

$ $ $ $ $ $

47.00* 30.00 * 47.00 140.00* 200.00* 150.00 30.00

% of Change Oct-12 -11.11% $ 120.00 32.73% $ 1,410.00 30.08% $ 260.00 5.66% $ 500.00 9.52% $ 370.00 NA scale prices -32.86% $ 52.00 -25.00% $ 25.00 -17.54% $ 30.00 -12.50% *$ 120.00 -16.67% $ 190.00 -11.76% $ 140.00 -30.23% $ 30.00

* * * *

% of Change Oct-12 -25.00% $ 140.00 -3.42% $ 1,330.00 -18.75% $ 210.00 -10.71% $ 430.00 -19.57% $ 250.00 NA scale prices 10.64% *$ 70.00 -16.67% *$ 25.00 -36.17% $ 30.00 -14.29%* *$ 105.00 -5.00% *$ 180.00 -6.67% $ 130.00 0.00% $ 35.00

* * * *

% of Change 16.67% -5.67% -19.23% -14.00% -32.43% NA 34.62% * 0.00% * 0.00% * -12.50%* * -5.26% * -7.14% * 16.67% *

* 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 2011.

The PEP Rally Newsletters and Market Reports are available on the PRPC website under the Solid Waste Program Page: www.theprpc.org

12-Month Change + -8.33% 15.60% -37.69% 14.00% 37.30% NA -152.88% -358.00% -201.67% 42.08% -11.58% -82.86% -603.33%

Solid Waste December 2012 Newsletter  

Solid Waste December 2012 Newsletter