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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