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Residential Diversion Rate

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Proceeding as Anticipated
 Monitoring Progress
Reviewing for Improvement
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37%

Q3-21

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 second quarter was 37%; therefore, it did not meet the target of =40%. The City saw a slight increase in green waste collection, which contributed to a diversion rate that is very similar to the second quarter’s diversion rate (38%). Since FY16, the City’s diversion rate has peaked in the second quarter due to an increase in green waste collections, followed by a decline in quarters three and four. During the third quarter, our solid waste contractor also identified an increase in bulky waste collection. We have attributed this trend to an increase in residents being home during the summer with school’s closed and more residents working remotely due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the region.

 

Note: The diversion rate for the third quarter does not include textiles. We have experienced complications with the textile recycling hauler and have not received the necessary data from the contractor at this time. 

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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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]

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Disclaimer
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