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Waste Management sponsored program saved 853 tons of recycled materials

APS vendor Waste Management provides large recycling bins at every school and administrative facility site adjacent to the trash collection bins that they are also responsible for. The M&O Grounds Department monitors the recycling bins and requests special pick-ups by Waste Management should they fill to capacity before the scheduled weekly pick-up to not hinder recycling enthusiasm. In 2014-15, 853 tons of aluminum, cardboard/paper, scrap metals, and plastic were recycled! That translates to 6,899 saved trees representing enough saved timber resources to produce 85.4 million sheets of newspaper; 3.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity, enough power to fulfill the annual electricity needs of 291 homes; 4 million gallons of water representing enough fresh water to meet the daily potable water needs of 53,660 people; and 3,084 cubic yards of landfill airspace.

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