Rocklin beats state-mandated waste reduction goals

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Rocklin has beat new waste reduction goals two consecutive years thanks to the city’s recycling efforts. In 2007, the city’s disposal rate of 3.6 pounds of waste per resident per day was 15 percent below the state mandated goal of 4.2 pounds. Rocklin beat the employment-based mandate by 24 percent, reporting 11.5 pounds per employee per day versus a state mandated goal of 15.1 pounds. Rocklin’s rate of 3.2 pounds of waste per resident per day was 24 percent below the state mandated goal based on population for 2008. Rocklin was more than 30 percent below its employment based goal, achieving a 10.5 pound per employee per day disposal rate. Councilmember George Magnuson, the city’s representative to the Western Placer Waste Management Authority, stated that the results show that recycling in Rocklin works and he was proud of the city’s waste recycling efforts. “The authority’s unique single-can diversion system has made exceeding the state’s mandated goals both convenient and inexpensive for the residents of Rocklin,” Magnuson said. ~Staff report