Ed Clark of the Pulaski County Recycling Center told the county commissioners this week that the recycling center is coming in a bit lower than last year in revenue. Clark explained that while last year the center turned around $300,000, this year’s lower commodity prices have put a damper on their revenue. He anticipates coming in at $275,000 revenue for the year, despite actually having a greater number of sales.
Fortunately, Clark said the recycling center received a larger amount than expected from the Solid Waste District. He said his department received $45,000, rather than the $40,000 they received last year.
Clark also thanked commissioner Ken Boswell and Mike Tiede for their time as commissioners, specifically for the year 2012; he said this year was a boon for the recycling center, as they purchased a used forklift, rebuilt a Mac truck to use on the road, overhauled a Dodge pickup truck with a new motor, and fixed the department’s freight liner as well. Clark explained that while these are old vehicles, they were rebuilt this year to allow them to have a good start next year. On top of that, he said the recycling center also has a new semi truck that is road-ready.