ENV ENV 4.6 - Sustain and improve the health of the Cache la Poudre River and all watersheds.

Community Solid Waste Landfilled per Capita per Day (in lbs.)

  • This is an annual metric and therefore reflects 2019 data.
  • 2020 data are expected to be available in Q2 of 2021.
  • This metric measures the amount of material landfilled from all sectors of the community, divided by the population.
  • It measures progress toward overall reduction of material landfilled.
  • The primary influence for the greater amount of material landfilled in 2019 is that it was the first year landfill waste from roofing was included. While this material was landfilled in the past, Fort Collins was not able to collect data about it until 2019.

Community solid waste diversion rate

  • This is an annual metric and reflects 2019 data.
  • Diversion rate is the percent of material recycled and composted out of all the material generated (landfilled, recycled, and composted).
  • This target is based on the Road to Zero Waste goal of no waste landfilled by 2030, and so is an aggressive target.
  • Several factors contributed to the decrease in diversion rate from 2018 to 2019, such as the inclusion of roofing materials in the diversion rate for the first time, a decrease in concrete recycled at Hoffman Mill Crushing Facility, and fewer City projects that produced soil.

Tons of community recycled or composted materials, including cardboard

  • This is an annual metric and reflects 2019 data.
  • Industrial recyclables, such as scrap metal, concrete, and asphalt, made up 87.6% of total recycled and composted materials.
  • Some drivers of the decease of materials diverted were the following:
    • Fewer City projects meant there was less waste soil generated and therefore less soil recycled 
    • Less concrete and asphalt recycled at the City’s Hoffman Mill Crushing Facility.