Solid Waste Diversion Rate (Council Key Result Indicator #14)
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 ended Q2-18 at 39.02%, 0.98% below the target. The YTD diversion rate has continued to climb each month, from 29.01% in January to 39.02% in June. As of June, of the 32,539 tons collected, 12,697 were diverted from landfills. The target will likely be exceeded during the Q3-18.
Meeting Target | Close to Target | Off Target