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New Fayetteville Recycling Containers Go In

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Sequoia Lansford, with the Fayetteville Recycling and Trash Collection Division, places bolts to secure a new recycling container for plastic, glass and cans Monday on the square in Fayetteville. Nine recycling containers are being placed on the square for use.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Just in time for Earth Day. The city's Recycling and Trash Collection Division installed nine recycling containers on the downtown square Monday.

Waste Audit

A waste audit by the Fayetteville Recycling and Trash Collection Division determined that plastic bottles and aluminum cans were the recyclable materials that were being thrown away the most in trash receptacles on the downtown square.

Tons CollectedRevenue Generated
Cardboard1,925$208,505
Plastic252$107,083
Aluminum57$98,087
Newspaper754$50,415
Mixed Paper952$31,889
Steel Cans110$24,368
Scrap Metal73$11,070
Chipboard206$4,286
Glass*1,357$0

*Fayetteville’s recycled glass is collected by a Kansas City, Mo.-based company called Ripple Glass. It doesn’t cost the city anything to transport the glass, and the city doesn’t receive any revenue from sales of the recycled glass.
Source: Fayetteville Recycling and Trash Collection Division

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STAFF DAVID GOTTSCHALK Bins designed for apartment recycling use were displayed Monday at the Fayetteville Recycling and Tras...

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