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Rebecca Dunstan

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Mixed Paper Recycling Program Facts

Number of schools in the program:

  • Wake County Public School System (WCPSS):  169
  • Wake County Public Charter Schools:  7
  • Number of students participating: ~159,000 

Individual School Weights for 2013–14

Individual School Weights for 2014–15 

Approx. amount of landfill space saved (2014-15):

Total increase/decrease (all schools) over previous year:

Elementary Schools increase/decrease: 

Middle Schools increase/decrease:  

High Schools increase/decrease:                        

2,512 cubic yards^

7% increase

7.1% increase

6.2% increase

4.3% increase


Current School Year*:
July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
127,465 89,832 110,671
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
*Weights listed in pounds
^Calculation: 1 ton of material can fit into a 3 cubic yard of space (approximately)

Program Awards/Accomplishments

2013–2014 School Award Winners 

2012–2013 Top Schools
2011–2012 Top Schools

2010–2011 Top Schools

2009–2010 Top Schools

American Forest and Paper Association Award (2009)



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Created at 7/24/2012 1:44 PM by Rebecca Dunstan
Last modified at 10/6/2015 4:12 PM by Rebecca Dunstan