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City Center Paper Recycling Program

APS’ City Center, home to the majority of the District’s administrative personnel, initiated a paper and cardboard recycling program in 2011-12. As the following figures illustrate, the effort to recycle versus “throw away” gained massive momentum until 2014-15 when the District emphasized a bigger push to go paperless. In 2014-15, the administrative staff recycled 6.9 tons of paper, a 25% decrease over the previous year. Recycling cardboard has also decreased, but only slightly at 3.4%.

The recycled paper alone translates to the saving of 117,86 trees; 48,531 gallons of water; 22.87 cubic yards of landfill; 2,634 gallons of oil; 28,425 kilowatt-hours of electricity; and 415 pounds of reduced air admissions. And the recycled cardboard spared 814 kilowatt-hours of electricity, 96 gallons of oil, and 18.79 cubic yards of landfill space.

Year2011 - 122012 - 132013 - 142014-15
Recycled Paper 5.8 tons 7.6 tons 9.2 tons 6.9 tons
Recycled Cardboard unrecorded 1.3 tons 2.9 tons 2.8 tons

The recycled paper alone translates to the saving of 156.51 trees; 64,445.5 gallons of water; 27.61 cubic yards of landfill; 18.41 barrels of oil; 67,746.65 kilowatt-hours of electricity; and 552.39 pounds of reduced air admissions.

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