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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%.



Analysis

Through 2020, the City's diversion rate was 39.07%. This is 0.93% below the City's target, while still exceeding the EPA's national diversion rate of 34.5%. Much of the drop from the City's average can be attributed to increased residential waste tonnage to a historic high as well as the impact on some Solid Waste services due to COVID-19.

On Target Meeting Target | Caution Close to Target | Off Target Off Target

 

On Target Meeting Target
Caution Close to Target

Off Target Off Target

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