Mixed Paper Recycling Program Facts

Number of schools in the program:

  • Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) – 168
  • Wake County Public Charter Schools – 9
  • Number of students participating – 158,052 (10th day count)

2013-2014 School Year:

  • Total pounds recycled (paper): 1,565,870 pounds
  • Total tons recycled (paper):               783 tons
  • Pounds recycled per student:             9.9 lbs/capita
  • Total percent increase/decrease in paper recycling
          (from prior year):                        5.4% increase!
  • Elementary Schools:                         7.7% increase
  • Middle Schools:                               -0.9% decrease
  • High Schools:                                   5.1% increase
  • Approx. amount of landfill space 
    saved this year:                              2,349 cubic yards^
Current School Year (2013–14):
School-by-School List of Weights
 
 
2013–2014 School Year Table*:
July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
101,430 102,273 107,881 120,680 95,932 99,757
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
111,795 137,810  118,534  144,193   136,995 288,480 
*Weights listed in total pounds
^Calculation: 1 ton of material can fit into a 3 cubic yard of space (approximately)

Program Awards/Accomplishments

2012–2013 Top Schools
2011–2012 Top Schools

2010–2011 Top Schools

2009–2010 Top Schools

American Forest and Paper Association Award (2009)

Outstanding Coordinator & Club Nomination Form

 

 2012-2013 FTB Award Winners

 

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