Resource Recovery Goals

Goal: Reduce residential and commercial waste sent to landfills.


  • The City's 40 percent waste diversion goal achieved by 2020*
  • Food waste diversion and composting program established

Goal: Develop City policies and education to promote waste as a resource, laying the groundwork for future resource recovery efforts.


  • A City-led, regional by-product synergy program, which targets manufacturing and is focused on industrial waste "resources", established by December 2015
  • Existing state requirements for commercial recycling actively enforced by providing ongoing assistance and education to businesses and guidance on implementation of recycling programs*