Alpena County Recycling
Alpena Resource Recovery Facility
ALPENA RESOURCE AND RECOVERY 2016 SUMMARY (ARRF)
2016 as a very good year for recycling at ARRF. December 2016 was especially good. Here’s a little history to explain why. In December 2015 we received and processed 80 roll offs, which was a record. Also, in 2015, we set a record for recyclables shipped to market at 1million 250 thousand lbs. In 2016, by the middle of October we surpassed the 1 million 250 thousand lbs. recyclables shipped. We will end 2016 with 1 million 500 thousand lbs. of paper, plastic, cardboard, tin and electronics shipped to market. That’s 750 tons of material that would have otherwise been put in the ground. Also, as a bonus, we received and are processing 81 roll offs last month beating last year’s record by 1. We still continue to have problems with non-recyclables being put in the recycle bins. In 2015, we spent over $10,000.00 getting rid of non-recyclables, 2016 the cost are even higher because of the increase in volume. Please visit our website www.alpenarecycling.org and follow the guide lines for recycling. Also we have experienced a lot of Out-Of-County residents using our recycling bins. The problem here is that residents of Alpena County pay a fee of $20.00 for this service. I send out letters on a daily basis to Out-Of-County residents using our recycling bins. It’s easy to get permit. Stop by our facility at 4395 M-32 West during regular working hours 8am to 3pm daily, or 8am to 1pm on Saturday to get your $20.00 permit. It’s good for one year from the date of purchase. You may also send a $20.00 check to NEMCOG PO Box 457, Gaylord, Mi.49734 and get the same permit. Also we have experienced, and witnessed a lot of businesses using the recycling bins. In the near future we will be sending letters to those businesses on record who are using the recycling bins and request that they purchase a business permit for $100.00. We thank the residents of Alpena County who support this very popular program which employs 5 full time and 1 part time person, and look forward to serving your needs in the years to come.
-Stan Mischley, Manager