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Residential Diversion Rate

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Proceeding as Anticipated
 Monitoring Progress
Reviewing for Improvement
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35%

Q1-21

Please note that Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 refer to the first, second, third, and fourth quarters of the Fiscal Year. The City’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1st – September 30th and is denoted by FY. CY denotes Calendar Year.

The residential diversion rate for the 1st quarter was 35.34%; therefore, it did not meet the target of =40%. While the City saw an increase in the amount of recycling collected during the 1st quarter, there was also an increase in the amount of garbage collected. This increase in the amount of garbage collected resulted in a lower diversion rate for the 1st quarter. Since FY16, the City’s diversion rate has peaked in the 2nd quarter due to an increase in green waste collections, followed by a decline in the 3rd and 4th quarters. As of December 14, 2020, Greatwood solid waste services transitioned from Best Trash to Republic Services. These results are inclusive of the material collected in Greatwood during December 2020. 

Recycled materials include curbside recycling, green waste, and household hazardous waste.

Formula: (Recycled residential materials weight / Total residential waste collection weight ) X 100.

The target is ≥40%. This target reflects a goal previously established in workshops with City Council of increasing the residential diversion rate to 40%. Prior to the Pilot Program launched in December of 2011, residential diversion within the City of Sugar Land hovered around 10%. The Pilot Program results tracked in about a 32% diversion rate, and staff communication with City Council established an information goal of 40% diversion rate. Since that time, the addition of recycling streams like household hazardous waste, textiles, and bulk cardboard promise to increase performance in pursuit of the 40% target.

Recycling provides a way for Sugar Land residents to help conserve raw materials, reduce pollution, conserve energy and reduce the amount of waste going into landfills.

Environmental & Neighborhood Services - Solid Waste Report from Republic Services

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2700 Town Center Blvd. North
Sugar Land, TX 77479

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Contact Information

City of Sugar Land
2700 Town Center Blvd. North
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Department of Innovation
Contact (281) 275-2198
www.sugarlandtx.gov
[email protected]

Site Map
Disclaimer
Privacy

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