Olathe, Kan., residents recycled more than 44 percent of their waste in 2016, which is higher than the nation’s recycling rate of 34 percent. To determine the its recycling rate, the city compared the weight of materials recycled and composted to the weight of waste sent to landfill.
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The latest numbers are in from Olathe and more people than ever are recycling, and that means less waste is being dumped in our landfills.
Trash companies make it easy for homeowners, giving them big recycling bins, and when it comes to the amount of waste being recycled Olathe leads the way.