City Center recycling

Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex (City Center) paper recycling programs

The Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, housing most of APS’ executive leadership and administrative personnel, started its recycling program in 2011-12. As illustrated below, impetus soared through the third year of the effort until the 2014-15 FY when management encouraged less paper use, also a savings. In 2015-16, recycling bottles and cans was introduced which saved depositing 56 tons into the landfill. Over a ton of natural resources are saved for every ton of recycled glass. One ton of recycled aluminum saves 40 barrels of oil, 238 million Btu’s of energy, 14,000-kilowatt hours of energy, and 10 cubic yards of landfill space. 

The 6.7 tons of paper recycled in 2015-16 saved 113.9 trees, 46,000 gallons of water, 22.11 cubic yards of landfill space, 2,546 gallons of oil, and 27,470-kilowatt hours of electricity. City Center’s 1.9 tons of recycled cardboard saved, 87.4 gallons of oil, 12.54 million British thermal units (Btu) of energy, and 741-kilowatt hours of electricity.