Net Annual Savings From Recycling In Current Dollars
and in Present Discounted Dollars.
 
From Appendix I

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Year

(1)  Current Dollar Savings From Appendix I, Column (7) minus (8)

 (2)  Present Discounted Value of Recycling* Saving at 8% Discount to Year 1

1

$487,500

$487,500

2

$487,500

$451,389

3

$487,500

$417,952

4

$487,500

$386,993

5

$487,500

$358,327

6

$1,137,500

$774,163

7

$975,000

$614,415

8

$650,000

$379,269

9

$650,000

$351,175

10

$650,000

$325,162

11

$650,000

$301,076

12

$650,000

$278,774

* In the first year, the city must set aside $4,638,775 to start the program. Therefore there is a first-year net cost of $4,151,275. This is nothing more than the difference between the first year's cost of starting the program less the first year's net savings from lower tipping fees obtained from diverting 25% of the waste stream through recycling.