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Amount of material recycled total material stream.

Percent of Total Material Stream

APS Percent of Total Material Stream
YearPercent of Total
2011–12 44.3%
2012–13 36.4%
2013–14 37.8%
2014–15 38.2%

Description of Calculation

Total material stream that was recycled (in tons), divided by total material stream (in tons).

Importance of Measure

This measures the degree to which districts recycle.

Factors that Influence

  • Placement of recycling bins near waste bins
  • Number of recycling bins deployed
  • Material collection contracts
  • Commitment to environmental stewardship
  • State requirements 

Districts in Best Quartile (2014-2015)

  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Orange County Public Schools (FL)
  • St. Paul Public Schools