Landfill Diversion Rate Reduction

What is a Landfill Diversion Rate?

Many large industrial businesses, manufacturers, and contractors are implementing recycling programs that are aimed at reducing the amount of waste materials they contribute to landfills. The LDR, or landfill diversion rate, is one indication of how well these businesses are accomplishing this goal. The higher the rate, the more beneficial it is to the business and to the environment.


What are the benefits of a high LDR?

OEW Recycling equates a high LDR to increased revenue due to the purchase of recyclable materials and the money that it generates. Recycling produces revenue from waste. In addition, OEW Recycling documents exactly how much material is being recycled and produces metrics that the business can use to confirm its recycling performance.


What is involved in establishing a recycling plan to create a high LDR for our business?

OEW Recycling recommends that we conduct a complimentary Waste Stream Audit to establish a baseline of current recycling activity. We also are able to identify specific targets for recycling activity and then develop a plan for accomplishing these targets. Our recycling specialists then create customized reports that document the actual recycling performance each month – specifically the LDR.

OEW Recycling helps people change their throwaway habits by providing ecologically friendly, profitable, and easy ways to start making a positive impact on the environment.

OEW Recycling will create a customized recycling program with you to decrease your costs, increase you landfill diversion rates, and convert much of your waste to cash – responsibly and efficiently.