Waste Profile Estimate from 1989

Estimated composition of the Klickitat County waste stream. Based on state wide studies performed in 1989.

Analysis of Recycling Potential - 1989 South-Central Waste Generation, Best Management Practices Analysis

Paper Materials in Waste Stream

Material Percentage of Waste Stream (2)
Tons (3) Collected in 1989
Newsprint* 6.5% 508.6
Corrugated* 9.3% 726.5

Metals in Waste Stream

Material
Percentage of Waste Stream (2)
Tons (3) Collected in 1989
Tin Cans*
1.1% 86.7
Aluminum Cans*
0.7% 53.1
White Goods*
0.6% 49.2
Other Metals*
14.8% 1,153.1

Glass Products in Waste Stream

Material Percentage of Waste Stream (2)
Tons (3) Collected in 1989
Refillable Glass*
0.8% 60.2
Container Glass*
2.6% 238.6
Non-Recyclable Glass
0.6%  

Organic Materials in Waste Stream

Material
Percentage of Waste Stream (2)
Tons (3) Collected in 1989
Lawn & Gardening Waste*
15.5% 1,210.1
Food Waste***
6.9% 540.6
Wood Waste***
6.7%  

Plastic Materials in Waste Stream

Material
Percentage of Waste Stream (2)
Tons (3) Collected in 1989
PET Bottles**
0.2% 13.3
HDPE Bottles**
0.2% 15.6
Plastic Packaging**
3.7%
285.9
Other 1.7% 135.1

Other Materials


  • 12.9% of Waste Stream
  • 1,010.9 Tons

Total


7,812 Tons in Waste Stream

Table Notes


  • (1)(*) Materials with stable state-wide marks on avoided cost justifying disposal.
  • (**) Materials with potential market in Northwest, Southwest, and Puget Sound regions.
  • (***) Other materials with recycling potential source :Best Management Practices Analysis.
  • (2) Source: South-central waste generation, Best Management Practices Analysis.
  • (3)Derived from (% waste stream) (municipal + recreational + Commercial self-haul + residential self-haul receipts at Horsethief Landfill + 1989 amounts recycled)