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2021

Percent of households participating in waste diversion programs

Status Indicators:
Proceeding as Planned
 Monitoring Progress
Reviewing for Improvement
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Status Indicators: Proceeding as Planned |  Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable

Responsible management of the solid waste stream preserves resources, protects the environment and is critical to the longevity of solid waste infrastructure including landfills and incinerators. Current waste diversion programs include yard waste and recycling curbside collections, electronics curbside recycling, tire collections, and household hazardous waste events.  Commodities that are properly diverted from the waste stream can be reused to make other products, thus reducing the need for virgin resources in the manufacturing process. Additionally, recovered solid waste can be repurposed for cover at landfills and to generate electricity and fuel.

Participation in solid waste diversion programs is evaluated through routine audits performed annually by field staff and contractors, QAlert requests, and event participation logs.  Data is compiled from routine audits and the counting of waste carts placed curbside. This information is compiled by Solid Waste & Recycling Program staff who sort the information according to Neighborhood Associations, allowing for specific understanding of each neighborhood’s performance for targeted outreach and marketing to improve participation in solid waste diversion activities. 

This was a new performance measure in 2018, with no baseline data available.

The five-year target was established to align with the State of Florida’s mission to meet a 75% recycling rate by 2020 as outlined in the Energy, Climate Change and Economic Security Act of 2008. The Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Security Act of 2008 (House Bill 7135) was signed into law and created Section 403.7032 in the Florida Statutes. The statute directed the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop a program designed to achieve the 75% recycling rate by 2020 and submit it to the Legislature for approval. DEP submitted its goal report in 2010.

The City established the target to align with the Florida State’s mission.  The Solid Waste and Recycling Program is advancing the initiative via education and outreach, the development of programs that meet neighbors demand, and a high level of operational performance.

The City’s efforts to enhance the convenience and ease of clean recycling continues to develop with the implementation of proactive educational and outreach campaigns geared toward increasing neighbor awareness and accountability. Proactive outreach measures such as the Curbside Electronics Pick-up Program and the recently implemented TAKE5 recycling audit have contributed to increased neighbor engagement and participation in the City’s waste diversion programs. To find out more about TAKE5, please visit:  https://gyr.fortlauderdale.gov...

Participation in solid waste diversion programs is evaluated through routine audits performed annually by field staff and contractors, QAlert requests, and event participation logs.  

City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]

City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]