February recycling numbers

Monday, March 28, 2016 7:57PM
Peterborough / Sharon Recyclers save $15,000

Through the efforts of Peterborough and Sharon recyclers a total of 53.6 tons was recycled in the month of February.

In tons, the following is the breakdown of items recycled:

Newspaper: 2.56

Cardboard: 7.8

Mixed paper: 14.82

Plastics: 1.86

Aluminum cans: .58

Steel cans: .88

Food waste: 1

Glass: 21

Textiles: 3.1

By recycling a total of 53.6 tons, $5,842.40 in disposal fees was avoided in February and $9,481.52 in revenue was generated. A total of $15,323.92 was saved.

The Peterborough Recycling Center will hold a certified document shredding company at the facility on May 7 from noon to 3 p.m.