Waste

Goal: To decrease the amount of waste going to landfill and increase waste diversion opportunities.
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Waste can have a number of environmental impacts, including the release of greenhouse gases, requirements for large tracts of land, and the resources required to collect and process waste. To lessen environmental impact, prevention or reduction of waste is the top priority, followed by reuse and recycling of materials as the next best choice, with energy recovery and disposal as the least preferred options.

Overall waste disposal rate

Measuring the total amount of solid waste disposed by Red Deerians per year per capita.

2020 Results
 Baseline (2011)2020 ResultTarget (2023)
Overall waste disposal rate (kg/capita) 812 784 500
Historical Results
 Overall Waste Disposal Rate (kg/capita)
2020 784
2019 732
2018 759
2017 830
2016 799
2015 872
2014 899
2013 818
2012 831
2011 812
Amount of residential solid waste

Measuring residential garbage in kilograms collected curbside in the city per household per year.

2020 Results
 Baseline (2009)2020 ResultTarget (2023)
Residential Solid Waste (kg/curbside account) 641 405 400
Historical Results
 Residential Solid Waste (kg/curbside account)
2020 405
2019 394
2018 412
2017 499
2016 552
2015 619
2014 656
2013 640
2012 635
2011 no report
2010 no report
2009 641
Waste diverted

Measuring the percent of waste diverted from the landfill.

2020 Results
 Baseline (2009)2020 ResultTarget
Waste diverted 10% 18% 50%
Historical results
 Waste diverted
2020 18%
2019 17%
2018 16%
2017 14%
2016 16%
2015 16%
2014 14%
2013 13%
2012 12%
2011 13%
2010 no report
2009 10%