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California Diversion Rate Ranges

Note: This page contains historical information from CalRecycle's statewide goal measurement prior to 2007 that estimated a diversion percentage. For 2007 and subsequent years, CalRecycle compares reported disposal tons to population to calculate per capita disposal expressed in pounds/person/day. This new goal measurement system is described in CalRecycle's Goal Measurement: 2007 and Later web page.

Statewide and by geographic region, 1995–2004

Current through June 26, 2007

**Totals may change due to regional agency formation, or incorporation of new cities.

Statewide

Chart <25% 25-49% 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 61 252 64 0 0 87 464
1996 42 258 76 0 0 88 464
1997 31 233 97 0 0 86 447
1998 41 252 107 0 0 47 447
1999 28 231 126 0 0 60 445
2000 4 66 208 150 0 17 445
2001 3 56 205 155 0 19 438
2002 4 68 193 154 0 15 434
2003 6 77 209 105 4 20 421
2004 5 39 255 106 4 15 424

Bay Area

Chart <25% 25-49% 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 9 52 4 0 0 17 82
1996 5 49 11 0 0 17 82
1997 4 48 15 0 0 15 82
1998 4 51 23 0 0 4 82
1999 2 47 28 0 0 5 82
2000 0 11 49 22 0 0 82
2001 0 9 47 22 0 4 82
2002 0 15 43 22 0 2 82
2003 0 14 53 11 0 4 82
2004 0 5 64 11 0 2 82

Central Coast

Chart <25% 25-49 % 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 7 18 3 0 0 7 35
1996 4 18 6 0 0 7 35
1997 2 15 5 0 0 7 29
1998 3 13 8 0 0 5 29
1999 1 15 11 0 0 2 29
2000 0 7 18 4 0 0 29
2001 0 5 21 3 0 0 29
2002 0 8 18 3 0 0 29
2003 0 7 17 3 0 1 28
2004 0 5 20 3 0 0 28

Central Valley North

Chart <25% 25-49% 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 5 14 3 0 0 8 30
1996 2 16 3 0 0 9 30
1997 3 18 4 0 0 3 28
1998 3 20 4 0 0 1 28
1999 0 18 3 0 0 5 26
2000 0 4 11 11 0 0 26
2001 0 3 12 11 0 1 27
2002 0 5 10 11 0 0 26
2003 0 5 14 7 0 0 26
2004 0 3 17 7 0 0 27

Central Valley South

Chart <25% 25-49 % 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 9 32 14 0 0 6 61
1996 13 30 12 0 0 6 61
1997 8 29 15 0 0 5 57
1998 14 24 16 0 0 3 57
1999 5 14 18 0 0 20 57
2000 0 5 26 15 0 11 57
2001 0 8 23 16 0 2 49
2002 0 7 23 14 0 2 46
2003 0 5 25 11 3 2 46
2004 0 3 27 13 1 2 46

Coastal North

Chart <25% 25-49% 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 0 11 4 0 0 2 17
1996 1 10 4 0 0 2 17
1997 0 11 4 0 0 2 17
1998 0 11 4 0 0 2 17
1999 3 9 4 0 0 1 17
2000 1 5 5 5 0 1 17
2001 0 4 6 5 0 2 17
2002 1 3 7 5 0 1 17
2003 1 8 4 3 0 1 17
2004 1 7 5 3 0 1 17

Mountain North

Chart <25% 25-49% 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 2 3 4 0 0 4 13
1996 2 4 3 0 0 4 13
1997 3 3 4 0 0 2 12
1998 3 6 3 0 0 0 12
1999 2 4 4 0 0 2 12
2000 3 3 5 1 0 0 12
2001 2 4 5 1 0 0 12
2002 2 2 6 1 0 0 12
2003 3 4 4 1 0 0 12
2004 3 4 4 1 0 0 12

Mountain South

Chart <25% 25-49% 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 0 9 7 0 0 2 18
1996 0 8 8 0 0 2 18
1997 1 10 2 0 0 0 13
1998 2 7 4 0 0 0 13
1999 0 9 4 0 0 0 13
2000 0 2 4 7 0 0 13
2001 1 0 5 7 0 0 13
2002 1 1 4 7 0 0 13
2003 1 4 4 4 0 0 13
2004 1 2 6 4 0 0 13

Southern California Coastal

Chart <25% 25-49 % 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 21 80 15 0 0 34 150
1996 13 85 18 0 0 34 150
1997 7 66 35 0 0 43 151
1998 6 89 31 0 0 25 151
1999 14 82 37 0 0 18 151
2000 0 22 59 65 0 5 151
2001 0 17 59 68 0 7 151
2002 0 16 60 68 0 7 151
2003 1 25 67 36 0 10 139
2004 0 7 88 34 3 9 141

Southern California Inland

Chart <25% 25-49% 50% + Active 1066 In Progress No Rate Total**
1995 8 33 10 0 0 7 58
1996 2 38 11 0 0 7 58
1997 3 33 13 0 0 9 58
1998 6 31 14 0 0 7 58
1999 1 33 17 0 0 7 58
2000 0 7 31 20 0 0 58
2001 0 6 27 22 0 3 58
2002 0 11 22 23 0 3 58
2003 0 5 21 29 1 2 58
2004 0 3 24 30 0 1 58

No Rate: The Board is unable to assign a diversion rate to these jurisdictions for the indicated year due to goal measurement or reporting issues. These jurisdictions may or may not be under compliance orders.

Active 1066: Jurisdiction is in the process of implementing a corrective plan pursuant to a Board-approved Time Extension or Alternative Diversion Requirement (ADR). No biennial review is scheduled until the Time Extension or ADR is complete. Since January 2006, all Time Extensions have been completed.

Disposal and Diversion Rate Statistics | Diversion Rate Range by Jurisdiction Population

Last updated: January 27, 2012
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