1999 CITY OF MEMPHIS
BUREAU OF SOLID WASTE
DISPOSAL AND DIVERSION

A. Disposal

270,136.41 tons to Class I landfill

B. Diversion

*67,238.00 tons mulched / composted 56%
*44,584.26 tons disposed in Class III/IV landfills 37%
7,969.06 tons recycled 7%
119,791.31 total tons diverted 100%

* Approximate due to conversion from cubic yards to tons, using State of TN ratio of 4:1

C: Reduction

270,136.41

tons to Class I landfills

69.3%
119,791.31 tons diverted 30.7%
389,927.72 total tons collected 100%

D. Revenue

Curbside recycling $204,868.93
Appliance recycling $3,682.00
Mulch/Compost $101,994.25
Total $310,545.18

E. Disposal Savings

Savings from curbside recycling: (7,969 tons x $16.90/ton) $134,677.11
Savings from yard waste recycling: (67,238 tons x $16.90/ton) $1,136,322.20
Savings from diversion to Class III rather than Class I landfill** $84,710.07
Total $1,355,709.48

** BFI/Class I fees $16.90/tons - Klinke Rd./Class III fees $15.00/ton = $1.90/ton savings 44,584.25 tons x $1.90 = $84,710.07

F. Revenue + Disposal Savings = $1,666,254.66


City of Memphis Division of Public Works - Solid Waste Management