CITY OF MEMPHIS
2001
BUREAU OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
DISPOSAL AND DIVERSION

A. Disposal

300,454.97 tons to Class I landfill   2000 - 276,307.30 tons

B. Diversion

*80,701.00

tons mulched/composted (70%)

2000 - 79,124.25 (65%)
*39,368.00 tons disposed in Class III/IV landfills (30.7%) 2000 - 33,834.00 (37%)
8,133.72 tons of household recyclables recycled (6.3%) 2000 - 8,110.72 (7%)
128,202.93

total tons diverted (100%)

2000 - 121,068.97 (100%)

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

C. Reduction

300,454.97

tons to Class I landfills

(70%) 2000 - 276,307.30 (69.5%)
128,202.93

tons diverted

(30%) 2000 - 121,068.97 (30.5%)
428,657.90 total tons collected (100%) 2000 - 397,376.72 (100%)

D. Revenue

Curbside recycling $355,490.61 2000 - $240,726.88
Mulch $50,056.50 2000 - $107,871.75
Compost $ 15,600.00 2000 - $  16,800.00
Appliance $  2,102.03 2000 - $   2,852.44

Total

$423,249.14 2000 - $368,251.07

E. Disposal Savings

Savings from curbside recycling: (8,133.93 tons x $18.04/ton) = $ 146,736.09
Savings from yard waste recycling: (80,701.00 tons x $18.04/tons) = $1,455,846.04
Savings from diversion to Class III rather than Class I landfill** = $  102,855.36
Total   $1,705,437.49
2,000 Total   $1,607,564.90

** BFI/Class I fees $18.04/tons - Klinke Rd./Class III fees $15.00/ton = $3.04/ton savings
     (33,834 tons x $3.04=$ 102,855.36 savings)

F. REVENUE + DISPOSAL SAVINGS = $2,128,686.63 2,000 - $1,975,811.61
   ($423,249.14 + 1,705,437.49=$2,128,686.63)
                      *Partial  figure, need December curbside revenue


City of Memphis Division of Public Works - Solid Waste Management