What is this indicator?
Why is this important?
A significant portion of disposed solid waste can be diverted from landfills through behavioral changes and municipal action. In addition, landfill space in and around Santa Monica has become scarce and expensive. A higher diversion target encourages a shift to more sustainable resource use and puts less pressure on landfills and the environment, while saving money for the City and its residents. In order to achieve more sustainable waste management practices and reduce the amount of waste landfilled, an increase in waste diversion should be accompanied by a reduction in per capita waste generation.
How are we doing?
How can we help?
- Become an Eco Ambassador
- Participate in the Citywide Yard Sale (September)
- Shop using reusable bags.
- Avoid products that are excessively packaged.
- Fix items rather than disposing and replacing when possible.