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The North Carolina Zoo

Year Submitted: 2007

Process: Cleaning

Industry: Zoo

Wastes Reduced: Animal waste

Location: Asheboro NC

Contact: Mary Joan Pugh

Phone: (910) 879-7300



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  • Comments: The Zoo maintains a county drop-off site that collects approximately 1.9 tons/year of aluminum cans, 19.8 tons/year of newspapers, 14.1 tons/year of glass, and 3.4 tons/year of plastics. The site recently added mixed paper and other plastics. In addition to the drop-off site, the Zoo also maintains a trailer for the collection of mixed office paper (0.5 tons/year) and corrugated cardboard (20 tons/year). Used oil generated at the Zoo (600 gal/year) is recycled through state contract.

Details of Reductions

  • 293.0 - Tons of   Animal Waste
    Comments: 348 yd3/year (18 percent) of animal waste is composted.
    Every ton of waste composted saves $40 in landfill hauling and tipping fees and $40 in soil supplement purchases, and every pound of waste reduced saves 2 cents in landfill hauling and tipping fees.
  • 3,371.0 - Tons of   Plant waste
    Comments: 4,000 yd3/yr (80 percent) of plant waste is composted.
  • 1.9 - Tons of   aluminum cans
    Comments: 1.9 tons/year of aluminum cans
  • 19.8 - Tons of   Newspaper
    Comments: 19.8 tons/year of newspapers
  • 14.0 - Tons of   Glass
    Comments: 14.1 tons/year of glass
  • 3.0 - Tons of   Plastics
    Comments: 3.4 tons/year of plastics.

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