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 FY 2016 tons of waste diverted by HHW operations was 159.5 which was 35.44 points above the goal of 124.06. The HHW program served 8,861 customers in FY 2016, increasing participation by 17% over FY 2015.