Recycling in Ames and Story County

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This is the Only Recycling Bin You Need!

 This is the Only Recycling Bin You Need poster

 

If you subscribe to traditional recycling through your garbage hauler, or take it to a recycling center drop-off, do you know where those materials are going to end up?  Those materials don't come to your Resource Recovery Plant!

Assuming "traditional" recycling of paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals to Mid-America Recycling in Des Moines, through your current hauler or a recycling center.

One Round Trip

Approximate Mileage

Fuel Cost @ $4/gal diesel

CO2 Emissions in pounds

Material

Story County to Resource Recovery Plant in Ames

20

$0.08

40

Everything!

Story County to Mid-America Recycling in Des Moines

70

$46.66

200

All Paper (junk mail, glossy paper, magazines, newspaper/phone books), Cardboard, Glass, Plastics, Metals

Mid-America to Cedar Rapids

302

$201.32

960

Corrugated Cardboard

RRP to Newport, MN

436

$290.66

1,360

Ferrous Metals

Mid-America to Minneapolis/St. Paul

430

$286.66

1,360

Mixed Paper

Mid-America to Chicago

740

$493.32

2,320

Newspaper

Mid-America to Oklahoma

1,202

$801.32

3,760

Glass

Mid-America to Kentucky

1,468

$978.66

4,600

PET Plastics

Mid-America to Tennessee

1,564

$1,042.66

4,880

Pet Plastics

Mid-America to Colorado

1,600

$1,066.66

5,024

Aluminum, Glass

Mid-America to Alabama

1,888

$1,258.66

5,920

PET Plastics

Mid-America to Pennsylvania

1,902

$1,268.00

5,960

Metals, Aseptic Containers (juice & milk cartons)