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Select Community Waste Reduction Record-Setters

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 1999 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/select-community-waste-reduction-record-setters/
Community Population Residential Waste Reduction Level1
Ann Arbor, MI 112,000 52%
Bellevue, WA 103,700 60%
Bergen Co., NJ 825,400 54%2
Chatham, NJ 8,300 65%
Clifton, NJ 75,000 56%2
Crockett, TX 8,300 52%
Dover, NH 26,100 52%
Falls Church, VA 10,000 65%
Fitchburg, WI 17,300 50%
Leverett, MA 1,900 53%
Loveland, CO 44,300 56%
Madison, WI 200,900 50%
Portland, OR 503,000 50%2
Ramsey Co., MN 496,100 47%2
San Jose, CA 873,300 43%2
Seattle, WA 534,700 44%2
Visalia, CA 91,300 50%
Worcester, MA 169,800 54%

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).