New World needed to expand their collection and baling capacity.
New World sought a grant from Mid-Missouri SWMD to augment collection bins at their community sites with containers for drive-through recycling collection at their shop. In the first nine months these bins were in use, New World recycled 134 tons of material in addition to recyclables recovered through the community-based sites. Collection data for 2002, compared to 2003 collections that included the new bins, shows a 25% overall increase in the tonnage of recyclables collected, indicating a probable increase in recycling participation.
Documenting this success in 2004 grant applications to Region H SWMD and Missouris Department of Natural Resources led to New World receiving awards from these programs to purchase a second baler capable of handling cardboard, newsprint and other fibers and two smaller aluminum balers.
Details of Reductions
716,000.0 - Pounds of
Municipal Solid Waste
Comments: Corrugated cardboard, Newsprint,
Magazines, White paper, #1 plastic bottles, #2 milk jug plastic, #2 colored plastic, Steel cans
Additional Information :
Full story at the Missouri Recycling Association web site.
New World Recycling is a for-profit recycling business, started in 1997, that provides commercial and institutional recycling collection and maintains drop-off facilities. Current contracts cover collection of recyclable materials from residents of Jefferson City and nearby Wardsville, and from the states Algoa Correctional Center. Employing a full-time staff of five, New World annually recycles about 500 tons of fiber and container materials, through two 24-hour drop-off sites and a daytime drop-off located at the company's headquarters.
Collection data from 2002 includes:
Corrugated cardboard 555.7 tons
Newsprint 600.3 tons
Magazines 171.3 tons
White paper 50 tons
#1 plastic bottles 14.5 tons
#2 milk jug plastic 15 tons
#2 colored plastic 5.5 tons
Steel cans 20 tons
Aluminum can collection data is not available, and glass is currently not collected by New World.