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Panhandle Environmental Partnership

December, 2011

PEP Rally!

Issue 12

E-Recycling Event Underway! November 15th was Texas Recycles Day as well as the kick-off for our 2011 Electronics Recycling Event. Communities will collect through December 15th. This event is offered free to Panhandle communities. Communities have started to advertise and gather electronics from their offices and residents. Electronics will be put on pallets and delivered to one of five loading points in the region: Dalhart, Canadian, Memphis, Tulia and Amarillo.

All pallets are due at the loading points by either Friday, December 16th or Monday the 19th. You will need to contact the loading points directly to make arrangements to dropoff your pallets. Contact Elizabeth at PRPC for information 806-372-3381

Items Accepted:                   

Computers Laptops Servers Switches Hubs Copiers Fax Machines Scanners Printers Keyboards Mice Speakers Monitors Televisions Cell Phones Game Systems MP3s Other Electronics Other Electronics

Texas Recycles Day Awards! Each year on Texas Recycles Day the PEP reviews records for the previous year and awards top per-capita performing communities. Awards are given in two separate categories: Top Recycling Community and Top Composting Community.

This year The PEP RECYCLING AWARD goes to the City of Turkey, who recycled 141 pounds per resident! WOW! Turkey, at 421 residents, is a great example of a community never being too small to make a BIG difference!

The PEP COMPOSTING AWARD goes to the City of Dumas. The City has provided a Yard Waste Only Dumpster for every 15.63 residents, which can divert up to a ton of grass clippings, leaves and small limbs per summer! Great Job, Guys!

Recycled Halloween Decorations!

E-Facts! 

The US landfills over two-million tons of electronics each year.

Electronics account for 70% of the toxic waste in American Landfills, which can contaminate soil and groundwater.

Computers contain mercury and lead.

“Old School” Televisions contain up to five pounds of lead.

Cell phones contain lead , cadmium and/or lithium.


MEMORANDUM DATE:

Monday, November 28, 2011

TO:

PEP Regional Marketing Contract Participants

FROM:

Elizabeth Thomas, Regional Program Specialist

SUBJECT:

CTRA Monthly Price Sheet –

Attached is the CTRA Price Sheet for November, 2011. There are drops in prices across the board. This is typical for this time of year but you can also see from the far right-hand column that the prices are way down from this time last year. I sent out an e-mail asking if anyone needed to clear-out bales before the holidays, but after seeing these prices I might encourage your to hold on to your bales as long as your can to see if the prices recover in the first quarter of 2012. Let me know if you need anything! Thank you 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 Aug-11 Sep-11 $240.00 * $ 250.00 * 4.17% $1,460.00 $ 1,390.00 -4.79% $322.00 $ 340.00 5.59% $430.00 $ 430.00 0.00% $124.00 $ 196.00 58.06% scale price

scale price

$146.00* $

$114.50 * $111.00 $69.50* $240.00* $285.00 $240.00

$ $ $ $ $ $

* 114.50 * 100.50 * 69.50 * 222.00 * 141.50

276.00 231.00

$ $ $ $ $

NA

-3.08% 0.00% 10.66% 0.00% -7.50% -3.16% -3.75%

Oct-11 130.00 * 1,190.00 * 358.00 430.00 232.00 scale price

$

131.50 *

$ $ $ $ $ $

114.50 * 90.50 69.50 212.00 * 256.00 211.00

% of Change

-48.00% -14.39% 5.29% 0.00% 18.37%

$ $ $ $ $

NA

-7.07% 0.00% -9.95% 0.00% -4.50% -7.25% -8.66%

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

% of Change Nov-11 130.00 * 0.00% 950.00 * -20.17% 278.00 -22.35% 410.00 -4.65% 252.00 8.62% scale price 0 86.50 * -34.22% 69.50 * -39.30% 60.50 -33.15% 59.50 -14.39% 85.00 * -59.91% 186.00 -27.34% 151.00 -28.44%

* *

* * *

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 2010. For more information or pricing history visit the Solid Waste Section of the PRPC website at theprpc.org

12-Month Change + -13.85% -45.26% 6.47% -2.93% 0.00% NA -56.07%* -15.68%* -48.35%* -10.92%* -113.12%* -29.57%* -65.56%*


Solid Waste Newsletter - #12 - December 2011  

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