|Community||Population||Residential Waste Reduction Level1|
|Ann Arbor, MI||112,000||52%|
|Bergen Co., NJ||825,400||54%2|
|Falls Church, VA||10,000||65%|
|Ramsey Co., MN||496,100||47%2|
|San Jose, CA||873,300||43%2|
Note: Waste generation and reduction levels represent the 1996 calendar year except for Ann Arbor (fiscal year 1996); Bergen County (1995), and Falls Church, Leverett, San Jose, and Visalia (all fiscal year 1997 data).
1. Excludes processing rejects and includes estimates of materials collected through container deposit systems for communities in states with beverage container deposits.
2. Represents municipal discards (residential, commercial, and institutional).
Source: Brenda Platt and Kelly Lease, Institute for Local Self-Reliance,
Cutting the Waste Stream In Half: Community Record-Setters Show How,
EPA530-R-99-013 (Washington, DC: U.S. EPA, June 1999).