Do you wonder if placing that material in your recycling bin is doing any good? It really is. The Ottumwa/Wapello Recycling Center receives an Environmental responsibility report from one of the companies we ship cardboard and newspaper through. Between July 1, 2017, and September 30, 2017, Davis and Wapello County Residents and businesses saved 1,119,597 Kilowatts of electricity, 1,111 cubic yards of Landfill space, 5,278 pounds of air pollution, 1,943,900 gallons of water 4,721 trees, and 1,625 barrels of oil. That’s a lot of savings just on the paper products, just in three months, and just from one company. More paper was recycled, but we don’t have a report from the other company. Good job Wapello and Davis Counties.