Recycling

Avista has ongoing programs to promote recycling at our buildings and facilities, recycling office products, cans and paper, as well as scrap materials such as wire, which are sold for recycling. Our recycling programs are successful in helping us reduce waste, and illustrate our commitment to environment and lowering our carbon footprint.

Percent of materials used that are recycled input materials
  2010 2009 2008
Office recycling programs—paper, cardboard, office pack 74 tons 78 tons 90 tons
Office recycling programs—aluminum cans 1,000 pounds 819 pounds 841 pounds
Materials recovery—scrap sold for recycling* 1,009 tons 973 tons 670 tons
* These figures exclude scrap sales for transformers