Recycling at University of Delaware

Single Stream Recycling Statistics

Traditionally the effectiveness of recycling programs is measured by the diversion rate. Diversion rates measure the extent of which waste is diverted from state landfills and instead recycled.

The Diversion rate is calculated by dividing the total tons of recyclable material collected by all non-commercial refuse and recycling material collected.

This page will keep members of the UD community informed on our progress in waste reduction and recycling. The table below shows statistics over the past three fiscal years.

Fiscal Year: 2008 2009 2010 2011
Municipal Solid Waste 2837 2287 2267 2235
Single Stream Recycling 241 246 772 796
Total 3078 2533 3038 3031
LF Diversion Rate 8% 10% 25% 26%

If you have any other questions regarding recycling, feel free to email recycle@udel.edu

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