Federal Waste Diversion and Recycling Requirements
In This Section
Executive Order (EO) 13514 requires federal agencies to minimize the generation of waste and pollutants through source reduction. EO 13514 requires agencies to:
- Achieve a 50 percent waste diversion rate by fiscal year (FY) 2015.
- Achieve a 50 percent construction and demolition (C&D) waste diversion rate by FY 2015.
- Reduce paper use.
- Increase diversion of organic material, such as food scraps and yard trimmings, from the waste stream.