Boonslick Industries Inc. recycling coordinator Kit Brewer unloads a bale of cardboard from a packing machine earlier this week.
crew pack cardboard and paper to later be recycled and reused.
Boonslick Industries recycling coordinator Kit Brewer said more than 2.5 million pounds of paper and cardboard were shipped from their facility to be reused and recycled in 2011, up from 2.1 million pounds in 2010.
With so many materials and 43 certified workers, Brewer
said Boonslick Industries
is looking to expand in 2012.
"We're getting to a point where we're limited by space," he
"Current values for aluminum are very high," Brewer
"Their value suggests that people are already recycling them in their own ways.
But even in the small way we're recycling them now, it's worth it."
The agreement with Endless Options will include the addition of 16 new collection sites surrounding Fayette and New Franklin.
said 245 area businesses and 11 school districts have chosen to recycle through Boonslick Industries
and more city-wide collection sites are in the near future.
The goal of these joint efforts is to not only increase public knowledge about recycling but to also decrease the amount of materials entering Missouri landfills.
After surpassing his
goal for 2011, Brewer
has set his
sights high once again.
"The goal for 2012 is 2.8 million pounds," he