Tons of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) diverted from the waste stream
Recognizing a threat to the environment and human health, the City of Olathe established the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) division to manage potentially hazardous materials. The City encourages citizens to dispose HHW in an environmentally-responsible manner, and supports this goal through year-round and special event waste disposal programs.
This measure illustrates the tons of materials collected at the the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility that are recycled or reused instead of sent to the landfill.
Meet or exceed the total tons of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) that has been diverted on average over the previous 36 months.
The 2017 total at the end of Q4 for HHW diverted from the waste stream is 134.37 tons, which is 25.09 tons below the target. The 2017 total was 15.73% lower than the previous year. The HHW diversion target was based on the previous year's annual total, which was historically high.