Cost Comparison - Recycling vs. Garbage

Cost Comparison - Recycling vs. Garbage

2013-2014 Cost Comparison - Recycling vs. Garbage

  • Cost to recycle one ton of material: $359.21
  • Cost to landfill one ton of material: $717.11

Recycled Materials 

Revenue or Expense 

Amount in tons

Cardboard $1688.04 25.91
Co-mingle recycling $0 10.1
Electronics  $0 5.48
Food Waste $2,195 36.72
Deposit Glass $28.32 0.28
Metal, bulk $3,742.85 32.2
Paper $3,871.65 86.09
Deposit Plastic $12,207.70 9.7
Plastic wrap $342.12 2.88
Surplus Property $0 16.8
Sale of Property $12,063.8 12.65
Wood, lumber -$1,193.04 52.72
Wood, pallets $74 0.74
Yard Debris $1,295 3.24
Total $36,315.48 295.51
Recycling Expenses-Type Recycling Expenses-Cost
Administration $38,750.44
Contract Services $45,259.22
Staff $48,032.63
M&S $20,807.80
Professional Development $1608.03
Utilities $1,655.13
Total Cost of Recycling $118,142.64

Total Cost of Recycling per Ton

$351.29

Landfilling Expenses-Landfilled Materials*

Expense

Amount in Tons

Food Waste

$7,550

75.5

Waste Water treatment solids

$2,812.50

78.75

Paper towels and napkins

$7,200

72

Compostable plates & utensils

$1,600

16

Compostable cups

$4,030

40.3

Total-*based on 2010 waste audit and FY 13 recycling rate

$23,193

282.55

Other Landfilling Expenses Cost
Administration  $9,226.30
Contract Services  $19,396.81
Custodial Staff time to service garbage $176,807
Supplies $18,871.13
Satellite Campus Landfill Expenses $21,658.99

Total Cost of Landfilling

$245,960.11

Total Cost of Landfilling per Ton

$717,11

2000-2001 Cost Comparison - Recycling vs. Garbage

  • Cost to recycle one ton of material: $427.63
  • Cost to landfill one ton of material: $603.38

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

Recycled Materials 

Revenue or Expense

Amount in tons

Cardboard 42.20
Paper $1,639.64 85.16
Deposit containers $114 .183
Glass, metal, & plastic containers 10
Styrofoam/other .065

Total

$1,753

137.60

Recycling Expenses Expense
Administration  $29,357
Contract services  $16,501
M&S and travel $2,153
Capital outlay - heaters $3,979
Capital outlay - Earth Tub $8,150
Hauling $457

Total

$60,597

Cost to recycle one ton of material

$427.63

Landfilling Expenses

Expense

Tons

Landfilled materials  $50,801 396.60
Other Landfilling Expenses Cost
Custodial staff time to service garbage $178,501
M&S $10,000

Total

$239,801

Cost to landfill one ton of material

$603.80