2000-2001 Cost Comparison - Recycling vs. Garbage

2000-2001 Cost Comparison - Recycling vs. Garbage

Savings Generated by Recycling in 2000/2001: $24,184.34

Recycling Cost Calculations

EXPENSES

  • Staff salary & OPE
    $29,357
  • Materials & Supplies, Travel
    $2,153
  • Capital Outlay (Heaters)
    $3,979
  • Capital Outlay (Earth Tub & Containers)
    $8,150
  • SES Contract
    $16,501
  • Hauling costs
    $457

TOTAL $60,597

INCOME                            

  • Paper
    $1,638,64
  • Cans & bottles
    $114

TOTAL $1,753

TOTAL BUDGET $58,844              

AMOUNT OF MATERIAL COLLECTED

  • Paper
    85.1615 tons
  • Cardboard
    42.195 tons
  • Cans & bottles - deposit
    0.183 tons
  • Glass, metal, plastic
    10 tons
  • Styrofoam/other
    0.065 tons

TOTAL 137.6045 tons

Recycling expense per ton of material handled $427.63


Garbage Cost Calculations

EXPENSES

  • Staff salary & OPE
    $178,501
  • Materials & Supplies
    $10,000
  • Hauling costs
    $50,801

TOTAL $239,302

AMOUNT OF MATERIAL COLLECTED

TOTAL (tons garbage/year) 396.6

Garbage expense per ton of material handled $603.38