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 38.24% Annual Diversion Rate (YTD). January through March historically are lower months for diversion as there is less yard waste being diverted. Olathe is currently on pace to meet or exceed the 40% diversion goal.