Metrics Aggregated from Steamboat Springs Waste Hauler Tonnage Reports
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-April 18, 2023-With Earth Day just four rotations for the planet away from the day we all celebrate this special celestial place, the Yampa Valley’s efforts to improve sustainability headed to the scales with the release of the first Spur Change Data-Metrics Report.
“We all know that we cannot manage what we do not measure,” commented Community Recycling Coordinator Alicia Archibald. “I am happy to see that the diversion rate is higher than the previously estimated 9%, however, we have a long way to go to reach our Climate Action Plan goals, and though the contamination rate in the report is very low, it does not capture the contaminated materials that are rejected at the curb. My role is to continue to educate all local businesses and residents about how to recycle right, by assisting with educational materials and in-person trainings. So, reach out to me and let’s talk trash.”
The first data metrics report is aggregated from waste hauler tonnage reports. The tonnage data is divided into two sectors being residential and commercial, and includes major waste categories of trash, recyclables, and organics. The reported tonnages of waste were collected from within the City of Steamboat Springs by licensed local haulers in accordance with Ordinance 2871 of Municipal Code Chapter 19 Solid Waste.
Waste haulers report data quarterly and the following tables and charts illustrate:
- Current landfill diversion rate compared to 2030 and 2050 CAP goals
- Contamination rate of recyclables
- Waste generation by material type and sector
The complete report can be found at steamboatsprings.net/spurchange and will be updated quarterly going forward.
Alicia Archibald, Community Recycling Coordinator, 970.879.2060 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email