35 - Integrated waste management

Goal 5 - Desired Condition 35 - Solid wastes are produced no faster than natural systems and technology can process them.


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"Solid wastes are generated no faster than natural systems and technology can process them"

Our Conclusion:


Based on the Following criteria:

Local Trend is MIXED
Albuquerque, compared to others, is WORSE
Citizen perception compared to data DIFFERS

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

Over the last 7 years, there has been an increase in the amount of residential waste disposed per household, with a low of 1.37 tons per account in 2002 and a high of 1.66 in 2005. The City of Albuquerque currently operates one landfill—the Cerro Colorado landfill—located 20 miles southwest of Albuquerque. The increase in the amount of waste is causing landfill capacity concerns sooner than planned.


Comparing five Southwest peer cities in waste tons collected per account, Ft. Worth, Austin, and Mesa sit at polar opposite ends with Ft. Worth and Austin having an average ton per account below one, while Mesa is over two tons per account. Albuquerque and Oklahoma City are similar to the national average for jurisdictions with populations over 100,000. Comparative information is not available for landfill volume as landfill ownership and collection is shared by private and public sectors.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

Among all Desired Community Conditions, this condition is ranked 4th in importance by Albuquerque citizens. Citizens also placed this condition in the top five among all conditions based on progress believing that our community has made progress in ensuring that solid wastes are disposed in an effective and proper manner.


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