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%.
Through 2019, the City's diversion rate was 42.42%. This is 2.42% above the City's target, and almost 8% above the EPA's national diversion rate. Olathe continues to have a strong diversion rate even with an increased focus on the quality of recycling as well as increased regulations over contamination.
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