Shawnee Correctional Center is recycling paper and plastic waste. The recycled products are sorted, baled and sold to local businesses, generating additional revenue for the state. This initiative minimizes the problems in the sewage system and reduces the amount of waste sent to the landfill by 25%. This innovative effort will allow the department to cut about $25,000 off its waste bill. The funds will be used to support other areas of critical need within the Department.