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Bearly Used is one of the Developmental Achevement Center's successful recycling-retail enterprises. (Sarah Smith / Enterpise)

County renews recycling contract with DAC as prices, volumes decline

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Recycling, like other sectors of the economy, is experiencing a downtrend.

That was apparent when Hubbard County and the Developmental Achievement Center negotiated its 2010 contract, the fourth of a five-year agreement, for goods the two entities collect for recycling.


The costs will remain stable, since the market has gone south, the two agreed.

The county pays $93.84 per ton for DAC employees to recycle a ton of materials; 50 cents per pound for electronics.

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