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1 Building A Rural Recycling Program On A Budget Collinsville, Oklahoma Presented by Michael Patton The Metropolitan Environmental Trust

2 Keys To Keep Operating Costs Low 1.Design to minimize hauling costs 1.Lightweight cage trailer 2.Oversized roll-offs 2.Operate 24 hours but man 4 hours 1.Seven days a week 2.Recyclers are volunteers

3 Collinsville Stats Population4,743 Average Income$42,643 Average Home Value$91,352 Cost of Living Index80.4 Pop. Density800 per sq. mile Trash Service- Once a week polycart City provided, $11.95/Month

4 Collinsville Recycling Depot Opened December 2007

5 Capitol Costs Concrete Pad: $12,000 materials (labor provided by county) Glass Roll-off Bin: $5,500 Newspaper Roll-off Bin: $5,000 Mixed Paper Bin: Donated Cage Trailer: $7,000 Depot Platform: $2,500 Attendant Building: $3,000 Polycarts & Supplies: $1,000 Antifreeze Vault & Barrells: $1,000 Brochure Rack & Signage: $1,000 Total:$39,000

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15 Collinsville Other Costs Electric Costs:$326 (Donated) Dumpster Service:$650 (Donated) Supplies & Non-Cap:$3,810 –Spill Kits –Signage –Fencing Equipment Maintenance:$1,257 Attendant Services:$7,160 –2 hours per day –$10/hr, 260 Days/Year *Figures do not include field staff and education expenses.

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17 Other Materials Collected Eye Glasses Cooking Oil Hearing Aids Phone Books Other Promotions Free Trees Field Trips

18 Rural Recycling Lessons Minimize hauling Daily, but minimal staff

19 Contact Info: Michael Patton The Metropolitan Environmental Trust Tulsa, OK MetRecycle.com


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