On Target

Solid Waste Diversion Rate (Council Key Result Indicator #14)

Measure Description/Definition

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.

Target Determination

Exceed the EPA National diversion rate of 34.5%.


Olathe’s Diversion rate ended 2017 with a 45.27% diversion rate, which is a record-breaking year for waste diversion. This is about 32,000 tons of trash diverted from the landfill. Q4-17 was 0.67% higher than Q4-16. The annual goal the City sets as its target to meet or exceed is the national diversion rate from the EPA of 34.5%.

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