Landfill diversion rate

Maintain a high landfill diversion rate of 60%

The landfill diversion rate has consistently been positive and a point of pride for Metropolis but has also been declining in recent periods. We are aware that our targets are much higher than the national average, but still strive to return to meeting these stretch goals.

Landfill diversion rate keeps track of the process in diverting waste from landfills in the community through recycling, compost, and other means. A rise in landfill diversion rate is ideal.

Tracking landfill diversion rate helps the city better understand the other side of reducing waste and recycling. An increase of landfill diversion rate suggests waste reduction and growth in recycling while the opposite is also true.