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Waste Diverted From the Landfill

“Divert 70% of waste from the Saskatoon landfill” measures our success in environmental stewardship.  The target means that more of Saskatoon’s waste will be recycled, reused, or composted instead of going to the landfill. 

How are we doing?

In 2015, the City’s Waste Diversion Rate was 20.99%, slightly down from 22.5% in 2014. The City calculates the Waste Diversion Rate based on City run diversion and disposal programs. It does not include reduction, reuse, recycling or disposal through non-City programs, such as beverage containers, e-waste or nearby landfills. The Waste Characterization Study being conducted in 2016 intends to include both the waste generated and diverted throughout the entire Saskatoon community, including programs not operated by the City.

Data Table
Saskatoon Waste Diversion Rate
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ...2023
Diversion Rate Target (%) 15.0 19.6 17.3 18.4 22.7 22.5 21.0 70

For more information please see the attached report Wasted Diverted From the Landfill

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