OTTER TAIL COUNTY OVERVIEW

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2 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION OTTER TAIL COUNTY OVERVIEW TIMELINE COLLECTION AFTER COLLECTION/OTTER TAIL COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING OBSTACLES/CHALLENGES BEST PRACTICES

3 INTRODUCTION ZACH FJESTAD, PUBLIC INFORMATION & EDUCATION OFFICER, OTC SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT KATELYN LARSEN, GREEN CORPS MEMBER 1 YEAR PROGRAM, ENDED AUGUST, 2014 PILOT PROJECT FOR CARTON RECYCLING WILL LAST ~1 YEAR TO DETERMINE LONG-TERM FEASIBILITY OF PROGRAM PLANNING BEGAN IN FALL, 2013, ROLL-OUT OF PROGRAM BEGAN IN FALL, 2014 SHOULD KNOW BY SPRING, 2015 HOW THE PROGRAM IS WORKING CARTONS INCLUDED: ASEPTIC (SHELF-STABLE) AND GABLE-TOP (REFRIGERATED) NOT OFFERED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ONLY LARGE GENERATORS OF CARTONS INITIALLY TARGETED NO INCREASED COST TO THE RESIDENTS/SCHOOLS FROM OTTER TAIL COUNTY

4 OTTER TAIL COUNTY OVERVIEW POPULATION: 57,300 PEOPLE AREA: 2, 225 SQUARE MILES DENSITY: 29 PEOPLE PER SQUARE MILE LARGEST CITIES: FERGUS FALLS (13,500 PEOPLE) & PERHAM (3,000 PEOPLE) 8 SCHOOL DISTRICTS, 2 HOSPITALS, 1 COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SEVERAL NURSING HOMES, 1 VA HOME ALL RECYCLING IS HANDLED BY THE COUNTY NO PRIVATE HAULER PROVIDES RECYCLING SERVICE OTTER TAIL COUNTY RECYCLES ABOUT 4,500 TONS OF MATERIAL ANNUALLY

5 TIMELINE OCTOBER, 2013: INITIAL INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS HELD WITH INTERESTED PARTIES WINTER 2013/2014: KATELYN & ZACH MET WITH INTERESTED PARTIES TO DISCUSS DETAILS APRIL, 2014: TWO MORE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS HELD GOING OVER LOGISTICS, SPECIFICS, ETC. MAY, 2014: IDENTIFIED 4 SCHOOLS WILLING TO PARTICIPATE AUGUST, 2014: MET WITH 2 SCHOOLS CONFIRMED TO PARTICIPATE, IRONED OUT DETAILS SEPTEMBER, 2014: STARTED COLLECTING CARTONS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (SEPTEMBER 2 ND ) OCTOBER, 2014: BROUGHT FIRST LOAD OF CARTONS TO RECYCLING CENTER AND BALED THEM

6 COLLECTION DETAILS STUDENTS NEED TO EMPTY MILK WASTE FROM CARTONS EMPTY INTO BUCKET OR INTO TRASH CAN EMPTYING INTO BUCKET AND POURING DOWN THE SINK WILL AVOID HEAVY TRASH BAGS CARTONS PLACED IN A SEPARATE CONTAINER IN THE LUNCH ROOM USE YOUR OWN BIN CARTON COUNCIL OFFERS A BIN GRANT TO SCHOOLS: ONE BIN PER SCHOOL, NO COST CONTAINER CAN BE LINED, BUT CARTONS MUST GO INTO DUMPSTER/CONTAINER OUTSIDE WITHOUT BAG

7 SCHOOL CAFETERIA COLLECTION STATIONS Sorting station at Hopkins Elementary Sorting station at Prairie Woods Elementary Sorting station at Cherry School in St. Louis County

8 MILK CARTON BIN BIN PROVIDED BY CARTON COUNCIL CAN LINE WITH PLASTIC BAGS AND USE IN LUNCHROOM ~45 GALLONS ONE PER SCHOOL CARTON COUNCIL SENT FIVE NO COST TO SCHOOLS

9 AVAILABLE TO ANY SCHOOL THAT WANTS ONE FOUR COMPARTMENTS FOR SOURCE SEPARATED MATERIALS ONE OR MORE FOR CARTONS HAULING SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTTER TAIL COUNTY FEE IS INCLUDED IN SOLID WASTE FEE, ASSESSED ON PROPERTY TAXES APPROXIMATE SIZE: 36 YARDS TYPICALLY PICKED UP ONCE/MONTH OTTER TAIL COUNTY RECYCLING CANISTER

10 AFTER COLLECTION CARTONS COME INTO FACILITY SEPARATE FROM OTHER MATERIALS SOURCE SEPARATED CARTONS NEED TO BE DRY! NEED LARGE VOLUME OF CARTONS TO MAKE THIS WORK ESTIMATING IT WILL TAKE 54,000 CARTONS TO MAKE ONE BALE CARTONS ARE BALED AND SENT TO END MARKET USING OUR EXISTING PAPER MARKET IN ST. PAUL

11 AFTER COLLECTION OTTER TAIL COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER CARTONS COME INTO FACILITY SEPARATE FROM OTHER MATERIALS

12 BALING CARTONS ABOUT 1/3 OF A FULL-SIZE BALE CARTONS FROM 2 SCHOOLS COLLECTED OVER 3 WEEKS

13 BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS ARE SAVING MONEY BY REDUCING THEIR OVERALL GARBAGE (WASTE) GENERATION A FAVORABLE PROGRAM IN THE MINNESOTA WASTE HIERARCHY PERHAM RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY PART OF THE CAPITAL GRANT INVOLVES INCREASED RECYCLING, HIGHER GOALS STRONG ENCOURAGEMENT FROM OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REGARDING RECYCLING EDUCATING CHILDREN ON THE BENEFITS OF RECYCLING AND SOURCE REDUCTION

14 OBSTACLES/CHALLENGES GETTING SCHOOLS/BUSINESSES ON BOARD/CONVINCED OF THE PROJECT WORKING WITH CUSTODIAL STAFF COORDINATING HAULING CARTONS BACK TO RECYCLING CENTER CLEANLINESS STORAGE FINDING AN END MARKET THAT WILL TAKE THEM

15 OBSTACLES/CHALLENGES DUMPSTER VS. RECYCLING CANISTER? SPECIAL COLLECTION ROUTE LESS CONTAMINATION SPACE AT SCHOOL FOR ADDITIONAL DUMPSTER

16 BEST PRACTICES GET THE CUSTODIAN, SUPERINTENDENT, PRINCIPLE, AND/OR FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR ON-BOARD FIND WHO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT RECYCLING IN THE SCHOOL TO CHEERLEAD TO REST OF SCHOOL FIND A SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR YOU BE FLEXIBLE BULK MILK DISPENSERS

17 EMPTY CARTONS OF MILK WASTE REMEMBER TO SET UP A LIQUID STATION! (OR HAVE STUDENTS DUMP LIQUID MILK INTO TRASH CAN)

18 CONCERNED ABOUT ODOR? TRY SETTING UP A DRYING RACK STATION TO DRY THE CARTONS OVERNIGHT TO ENSURE FULLY DRIED CARTONS

19 IF NOT USING A DRYING STATION, MAKE SURE CARTONS ARE LOOSE. DO NOT TIE UP IN PLASTIC BAGS IF THEY ARE NOT DRY!

20 OTHER SOLUTIONS FOR MILK WASTE Empty station directly into kitchen sink Empty station with drain spout on table with lever

21 QUESTIONS? THE FLOOR IS YOURS!

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