CITY OF MEMPHIS
2000
BUREAU OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
DISPOSAL AND DIVERSION

A. Disposal

274,953.32 tons to Class I landfill   1999 - 270,136.41 tons

B. Diversion

*79,124.25

tons mulched/composted (65%)

1999 - 67,238.00 (56%)
*33,834.00 tons disposed in Class III/IV landfills (37%) 1999 - 44,584.25 (28%)
8,110.72 tons of household recyclables recycled (7%) 1999 -  7,969.06 (7%)
121,068.97

total tons diverted (100%)

1999 - 119,791.31 (100%)

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

C. Reduction

274,953.32

tons to Class I landfills

(69.4%) 1999 - 270,136.41 (69.3%)
121,068.97

tons diverted

(30.5%) 1999 - 119,791.31 (30.7%)
396,022.29 total tons collected (100%) 1999 - 389,927.72 (100%)

D. Revenue

Curbside recycling $240,726.88 1999 - $204,868.93
Mulch $107,871.75 1999 - $ 92,654.25
Compost $ 16,800.00 1999 - $   9,340.00
Appliance $  2,852.44 1999 - $   3,682.00

Total

$368,251.07 1999 - $310,545.18

E. Disposal Savings

Savings from curbside recycling: (8,110.72 tons x $17.47/ton) = $ 141,694.28
Savings from yard waste recycling: (79,124.00 tons x $17.47/tons) = $1,382,322.20
Savings from diversion to Class III rather than Class I landfill** = $  83,569.98
Total   $1,607,564.90
1999 Total   $1,355,709.48

** BFI/Class I fees $17.47/tons - Klinke Rd./Class III fees $15.00/ton = $2.47/ton savings 33,834.00 tons x $2.47 = $83,569.98

F. REVENUE + DISPOSAL SAVINGS = $1,975,811.61 1999 - $1,666,254.66
   ($368,251.07) + ($1,607,564.90)


City of Memphis Division of Public Works - Solid Waste Management