Waste Diverted From the Landfill
|Diversion Rate Target (%)||15.0||19.6||17.3||18.4||22.7||22.5||21.0||22.0||23.0||23.0||70|
The target measures the success of the City's waste management programs; it also indicates the City's and the community's commitment as environmental stewards to responsibly manage the materials that don't belong in the landfill.
Waste Diversion Rate = Total waste diverted
Total waste (diverted + landfill)
"Total waste diverted” includes the amount of waste diverted through City of Saskatoon programs including recycling (curbside collection, multi-unit residential collection, public space recycling and recycling depots) and composting (curbside subscription program and compost depots, as well as materials collected through the EcoCentre at the City’s landfill). The calculated waste diversion rate does not include reduction, reuse, recycling or composting initiatives coordinated through non-City service providers such as SARCAN. “Total waste” includes the amount of waste diverted plus the amount of waste that goes to the City of Saskatoon landfill. Waste going to third party landfills is not included.