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The composition of the ARR-collected recyclables stream by material class is shown in Figure 18. Paper (including newsprint, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, and other paper) comprises more than 60% of the material collected curbside for recycling. Glass is the second largest contributor to the recycling stream, with approximately 15% of collected recyclables being glass. FIGURE 18. ARR-COLLECTED RECYCLABLES STREAM, BY MATERIAL CLASS Metals 5.2% Glass 15.3% Organics 35% Other Material 0.8%. Paper. 61.0% Source: CB&I, City-Serviced Residential Waste Characterization Study, 2014 Detailed results of the sorting study, by material category, are presented in Table 6. The principal materials present in the curbside recycling stream are mixed paper (24.6%), glass Jars and botties (13.7%), newsprint (13.4%), corrugated cardboard (12.8%), and other Paper (10.3%). Together, these materials comprise nearly 75% of the disposed waste stream The recyclables were sorted as collected (i.¢., prior to processing by the recycling facility), and therefore a portion of the recyclables may ultimately have nat been recovered during processing and been considered contamination. While the sorting data showed no residual materials present, approximately 4% of the recyclables stream was comprised of organics (primarily food wastes) which are not recovered at the recycling facility. Additionally, the categories of other paper (10.3%) and other plastics (3.7%) may include contaminants that would not be recovered during the recycling process but which, with manual sorting, were categorized 20 ‘Austin Resource Recovery City-Serviced Residential Waste Characterization Study ‘March 2015 Peewee eer cece eee UCL) ‘Average +1 Paper 61.0% 17% Mixed Paper 246% 11% Newsprint 13.4% 70% Corrugated Cardboard 128% 11% Other Paper 103% 10% Plastics Wh 08% PET 41% 03% HOPE 35% 03% Single-Use Plastic Bags 04% 04% Rigid Plastics 25% 03% Other Plastics 37% 03% Metals 52% 05% ‘Aluminum 22% 02% Ferrous Metal 23% 02% Other Metal 08% 0% Glass 53% 1% Glass Jars and Bottles 137% 16% Other Glass 16% 05% Organics 35% or% Food 14% 06% Yard Trimmings 03% 02% Wood (not Yard Trimmings or C&D) 04% 02% Other Organies/Combustibles 15% 05% Other Material 08% 03% Electronics: 00% 00% 0) 01% 01% RAW 00% 00% Textiles 05% 02% Other Inorganics/Non-Combustibles 02% 02% Residuals 00% 00% Unknown or Not Classified 00% 00% ‘Source: CBBI, City-Serviced Residential Waste Characterization Study, 2014 43. Summary During FY2014, ARR collected 114,545 tons of trash and 55,256 tons of recyclables curbside from its customers. Based on the composition of these streams, Table 7 shows the quantity of each of the components of the waste stream estimated to have been collected for disposal and collected far recycling during FY2014. Figure 19 shows the total composition of the trash and recyclables streams collected by ARR. m4 ‘Austin Resource Recovery City-Serviced Residential Waste Characterization Study ‘March 2015 SARE e CCP UI een esa ae ee Trash (tons) a Total (tons) Paper Mixed Paper 1aa 13598 2aoiT Newsprint 4467 7.404 T1A71 Corrugated Cardboard 7,833 7.073 8.906 Other Paper 3278 5691 14369 Plastics PET 1718 2265 3983 HDPE 1.145 1934 3.079 Single-Use Plastic Bags 373 221 734 Rigid Plasties 3436 1381 a8i7 Other Plastics 7,763 2046 9.833 Metals ‘Aluminum Tao 1216 2705 Ferrous Metal 2291 Taz 3.562 Giher Metal Tas a2 1587 Glass Glass Jars and Batlles 3322 770 70882 Other Glass 11S 384 2,028 Organics Food DEES 774 305a7 Yard Trimmings 7.560 166 7726 Wood (not Yard Trimmings or C&D) 1718 224 1339 Giher Organies/Combustibles 74089 a T4318 Other Material Electronics 3a a 3a 0) 2291 5 ate HRW. 3a @ 3a Textiles 3322 276 3598 Giher InarganiesiNon-Combustibles 3.565 11 3776 Residuals Unknown or Not Classified 1375 a 1375 Total 114,545 35,256 169,801 ‘Source: CBBI, City-Serviced Residential Waste Characterization Study, 2014 2 ‘Austin Resource Recovery City-Serviced Residential Waste Characterization Study ‘March 2015 FIGURE 19. ARR-COLLECTED TRASH AND RECYCLABLES, BY MATERIAL CLASS Gt Fee Organics 32.4% Metals 46%. Plastics 13.3% Other Material 6.1% Residuals 08% Paper 35.2%. Source: CB&I, City-Seniced Residential Waste Characterization Study, 2014. A review of the data in Table 7 indicates that many of the traditional recyclables targeted by ARR’s recycling program, including mixed paper, newsprint, corrugated cardboard, PET plastic, HDPE plastic, and glass jars and bottles, are recycled at a greater than 50% rate However, aluminum and ferrous metals are more prevalent in the disposed waste stream, as are rigid plastics (only recently added to ARR's recycling program) As identified in Section 4.1, organics are the most significant portion of the disposed waste stream. Food waste, an emerging area that ARR is beginning to serve, is the largest component of the disposed waste stream at more than 29,000 tons per year. Yard ‘trimmings constitute an additional 7,500 tons of the disposed waste stream, despite ARR ‘operating a separate collection program for yard trimmings and brush. 2g ‘Austin Resource Recovery City-Serviced Residential Waste Characterization Study ‘March 2015 APPENDIX D RECYCLABLES SAMPLING DATA.