Percent of waste diverted from landfills by recycling efforts
Maintenance & Growth | Desired Measure Result: Above Target
Items diverted include city-approved recyclables, bulk waste and yard waste. Proper recycling reduces the contamination rate at the Materials Resource Facility (MRF), increases the life of the landfill and reduces the city’s cost for waste reduction. This measure tracks the percentage of tons of materials collected from residential, small commercial businesses, drop-off stations and the illegal dumping collections that are diverted from landfills through the city’s recycling and yard waste mulching programs.
Data Source: The data for this measurement is comprised of tonnage reports from the Material Recovery Facility (MRF)