SCS Engineers reviewed Fontana’s existing waste-diversion programs to evaluate the contribution of each program to the existing diversion rate. Based on that evaluation, enhancements were identified to increase the efficacy of existing programs.
SCS also identified new diversion programs that could enhance the City’s overall diversion rate. In total, seven residential, four non-residential, two city, seven policy, and one household hazardous waste programs were recommended for expansion or addition.
Additionally, recommendations were made to incorporate new city ordinances and household hazardous waste program alternatives in the City’s stable of diversion programs and supporting policies. Waste generation projections from the study will help the City plan for increases in waste disposal, as well as diversion needs for the City to exceed its goals. These projections were used to estimate the potential effectiveness and diversion rates for the recommended programs.