Solid Waste Diversion Rate (Council Key Result Indicator #15)
The key to assuring a sustainable environment for future generations is an efficient and responsible means for diverting waste from landfill disposal through waste reductions and reuse education efforts, drop-off and curbside collection of recyclables, yard waste composting operations and Household Hazardous Waste management, including e-waste. This measures the rate of waste that the City is able to divert from going into landfills.
Exceed the EPA National diversion rate of 34.5%.
Olathe’s Diversion rate improved each month this quarter ending with a 45.03% Annual Diversion Rate (YTD). April through June historically are higher months for diversion as there is more yard waste being diverted. Olathe is currently on pace to exceed the 40% diversion goal.