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West St. Paul residents send 114,560 kg to recycling during last three months of 2017

Posted: February 8, 2018

 

West St. Paul residents send 114,560 kg to recycling

during last three months of 2017

 

In the final three months of 2017, West St. Paul residents diverted 25.03 percent of potential waste from the landfill through recycling efforts.

 

 According to records provided by Emterra Environmental, 139,140 kg of refuse material were collected in the RM during the month of October. A total of 34,540 kg of recyclable material was also collected that month, representing a diversion rate of 19.9 percent.

 

In November, 123,490 kg were collected as refuse and 43,900 kg collected as recyclable material for a diversion rate of 26.2 percent.

 

Refuse material collected in December totalled 80,470 kg with recyclables totalling 36,120 kg, for a diversion rate of 31 percent.

 

When compared to the final quarter of 2016, rates remained fairly consistent, with diversion rates in October 2016 at 22 percent, 23 percent in November and 35 percent in December, for an overall diversion rate of 25.85 percent.

 

Total amount of refuse taken to the landfill in the three months was 343,100 kg; total recyclable material diverted was 114,560 kg.

 

During the first quarter of the year, 246,210 kg were taken to the landfill and 101,040 kg diverted to recycling, a rate of 29.1 percent. In 2016, 188,010 kg were taken to the landfill in the first quarter and 93,730 kg went to recycling, for a diversion rate of 33.27 percent.

 

In the second quarter, 437,690 kg went to the landfill and 113,330 kg, or 20.57 percent, were recycled. In 2016, 409,880 kg went to the landfill and 100,196 kg to the landfill, for a diversion rate of 19.64 percent.

 

In the third quarter, 398,930 kg were sent to the landfill with 21.4 percent, or 108,600 kg, going to recycling. During the same period in 2016, 398,930 kg went to the landfill and 108,600 kg to recycling for the exact same diversion rate of 21.4 percent.