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 October 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, Davis and Wapello County Residents and businesses saved 1,978,326 Kilowatts of electricity, 1,965 cubic yards of Landfill space, 8,284 pounds of air pollution, 3,437,910 gallons of water, 8,349 trees, and 2,716 barrels of oil. That’s a lot of savings just on the paper products that were recycled, and just in three months!! Good job Wapello and Davis Counties.