Service Area Overview

Solid Waste departments may provide residential, commercial, and/or industrial solid waste collection and diversion services. Garbage, recycling, organics, bulky items, and household hazardous waste can be properly collected, disposed, or diverted from landfills in efforts to provide compostable or recyclable goods. Some jurisdictions may provide special services, at either a designated drop-off or scheduled pick-up site, for brush collection, computers or appliances, tires, paints, corrosives, or other special collection items.

Performance Measures

  •  Expenditures, Refuse collection and disposal, per account 

Influencing Factors

  • Demographics: Service areas and conditions within a jurisdiction's geographic area may affect service provision, expenditures, and monthly collection bills.
  • Community Characteristics: Availability of diversion programs for multi-family housing, commercial development, and rural areas may affect service provision, expenditures, and monthly collection bills.
  • Organizational Structures: Differences in age or technology of collection and diversion infrastructure, pick-up frequency, hours of operation, and median household occupancy may affect service provision, expenditures, and monthly collection bills.
  • Special Services: Some jurisdictions provide special services, which may affect service provision and expenditures.
  • Contract Services: Some jurisdictions provide services through contracts with neighboring communities, regional organizations, or public/private partnerships.
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