Recycling Statistics

Recycling and Waste Diversion Programs Managed by OSWM&R (tons)
  FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Aluminum 6.27 7.62 6.46 7.31
Cardboard* 399.82 414.59 449.17 898.46
Clothing and Household Goods 0.92 14.39 12.79 0.56
Compost 0 0 0 1.68
Confidentials (shredded documents) 16.99 17.30 19.25 19.33
Electronics 0.78 1.37 0.43 0.78
Glass 10.85 10.51 13.31 14.34
Hardback Books 42.13 5.20 5.93 0.70
Mixed Metal 105.53 293.08 500.16 280.67
Mixed Office Paper 202.73 211.69 201.63 180.95
Nonperishable Food 0 0.29 0.25 0
Pallets 11.32 7.74 9.21 9.00
Plastic 25.60 22.23 17.93 26.73
Single Stream (mixed recyclables)* 367.40 367.71 406.16 927.97
TOTAL 1,190.34 1,373.72 1,642.68 2,368.47

*These numbers are estimated based on volume and frequency of pickup. The significant change between FY2017 and FY2018 is due a change in the conversion factor used to estimate the weight of recyclables collected in 8 cubic yard dumpsters.