Recycling Paper Project Update

Total raised so far:
$20,108.99
from 1,221,340 pounds of paper!

As of January 1, 2018  we have received over $20,100 from over a million pounds611 tons— of paper collections. We are now loading our 47th truck load.  Collection is at the CENEX station at 809 East Lincoln Way in Ames. For details about collections, click here.

Here is the income from collections so far, each dependent on current market price of paper at the time of recycling and quantity collected.

2017 Total:   $4,960.75

Truck 47:    Being loaded now.
Truck 46:    Being processed.
Truck 45:    $422.80    Nov 22, 2017  (21,140 lbs, $0.02/lb)
Truck 44:    $402.80    Oct. 17, 2017  (20,140 lbs, $0.02/lb)
Truck 43:    $442.80    Sep. 22, 2017 (22,140 lbs, $0.02/lb)
Truck 42:    $371.20    Aug. 23, 2017 (18,560 lbs, $0.02/lb)
Truck 41:    $811.60    July, 2017     
Truck 40:    $379.60    July, 2017       (18,980 lbs, $0.02/lb)
Truck 39:    $413.60    June 2, 2017  (20,680 lbs, $0.02/lb)
Truck 38:    $371.60    May 5, 2017  (18,580 lbs, $0.02/lb)
Truck 37:    $508.80    Apr. 14, 2017  (25,440 lbs, $0.02/lb)
Truck 36:    $471.60    Mar. 1, 2017  (23,580 lbs, $0.02/lb)
Truck 35:    $364.35    Jan. 27, 2017 (20,820 lbs, $0.0175/lb)

2016  Total:     $4,195.94

Truck 34:    $416.85    Dec. 23, 2016  (23,820 lbs, $0.0175/lb)
Truck 33:    $426.64    October, 2016 (24,380 lbs, $0.0175/lb)
Truck 32:    $461.65    Sep. 30, 2016 (26,380 lbs, $0.0175/lb)
Truck 31:    $411.60    Sep. 1, 2016 (23,520 lbs, $0.0175/lb)
Truck 30:    $343.20    July 29, 2016 (22,880 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 29:    $351.60    June 17, 2016 (23,400 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 28:    $342.90    May, 2016  (22,860 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 27:    $351.60    May, 2016 (23,440 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 26     $393.90    April, 2016  (26,2460 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 25:    $396.00    March, 2016 (26,400 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 24:    $300.00    January 18, 2016 (20,000 lbs, $0.015/lb)

2015   Total:  $4,211.10

Truck 23:    $400.20      December 10, 2015 (26,680 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 22:    $555.30      November, 2015 (37,020 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 21:    $493.50      October 1, 2015 (32,900 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 20:    $362.10      August 10, 2015 (24,140 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 19:    $469.50      July 6, 2015 (31,300 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 18:    $406.50      May 29, 2015 (27,100 lbs, $0.15/lb)
Truck 17:    $305.10      April 23, 2015 (20,340 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 16:    $344.40      March, 2105 (22,960 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 15:    $383.40      February, 2015 (25,560 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 14:    $491.10      January, 2015  (32,740 lbs, $0.015/lb)

2014 Total:    $3,355.50

Truck 13:    $474.60     December, 2014 (31,640 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 12:    $470.40     October, 2014  (31,360 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 11:    $438.90    September, 2014 (29,260 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 10:    $483.90    August, 2014 (32,260 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 9:      $500.10    June, 2014  (33,340 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 8:      $440.10    April, 2014  (29,340 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 7:      $547.50     March, 2014  (36,500 lbs, $0.015/lb)

2013 Total:   $2,178.20

Truck 6:     $479.10    December, 2013 (31,940 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 5:    $418.80     Fall, 2013      (27,920 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 4:    $557.40     Summer, 2013  (37,160 lbs, $0.015/lb)
Truck 3:    $562.80    Spring, 2013  (37,520 lbs, 0.015/lb)
Truck 2:    $639.20    Winter, 2013  (31,960 lbs, $0.02/lb)

2012 The project began with our first collection, $728.40

Truck 1:    $728.40   Fall, 2012   (36,420 lbs of paper, $0.02/lb)

This project involves many people!   Contributors, collectors, sorters, and then haulers and recyclers.   Below are photos of some who helped get things going in fall, 2012 and later.  From the left, Brent Pearce, Ames Golden K; Duane Brodie, Project Coordinator and Ames Golden K; Scott Richardson with Key Cooperative; and Jim Penney, Ames Golden K.  Photo in fall, 2012.
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In July, 2015, We began loading our 19th load.  From the left, Dennis Senne, John Slaughter, and Tom Peter are helping out.  Note the size of the truck and the nascent pile at the far end.

2015-07-10 Senne, Slaughter, Peter

On Thursdays, the regular Club meeting day, it takes some heavy equipment just to get the day’s collection to the truck!  July, 2015

2015-07-10 Truck and Trailer resized

 John Slaughter is about ready to button up a truck-load, readying for recycling.  January, 2013Paper trailer, 1.09.13 005

 

Golden K’ers Duane Brodie, Jim Penney, and John Slaughter load a generous pile of cardboard from  supportive local businesses.

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So, we can take cardboard?  You bet!  Along with newspapers, magazines, paperback books, letters, junk mail, boxes— if it’s clean paper, we take it.  (No pizza boxes due to contact with food.)  NOTE:   NO Plastic!