Newsprint - 3,371 kg
*Co-mingled – 12,186 kg
Office paper – 5,468 kg
Cardboard – 21,323
Glass – 4,749 kg
Books – 780 kg
Total for 2015 – 174,708 Kg
Total for 2014 at the end of May – 167,880 kg
Batteries – 54 kg
*Co-mingled is unsorted materials sent to Winnipeg for sorting.
Comments - Forty-seven tonnes in May! 109 bales! This was an amazing month. I think a lot of people brought the recyclables they had collected all winter. Last year we had more than 40 tonnes in May, the only month all year that was that high.
Our team was able to keep up with baling materials as they come in.
We are seven tonnes ahead of last year.
I am beginning to recognize there are cycles in this business. Our January numbers are often high because a lot of materials brought in over the holiday season get baled in January. February is always slow with only 26.3 tonnes this year and 27.7 last year. November is slower too. And now I am seeing that May is busy.
It is all good.