Enter the weight of diverted waste (lbs/tons) and the weight of total waste (lbs/tons) into the Diversion Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Diversion Rate.

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## Diversion Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Diversion Rate.

DIV = WDW / WTW * 100

- Where DIV is the Diversion Rate (%)
- WDW is the weight of diverted waste (lbs/tons)
- WTW is the weight of total waste (lbs/tons)

To calculate the diversion rate, divide the weight of diverted waste by the weight of total waste.

## How to Calculate Diversion Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Diversion Rate.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the weight of diverted waste (lbs/tons).
- The weight of diverted waste (lbs/tons) is given as: 3,000.

- Next, determine the weight of total waste (lbs/tons).
- The weight of total waste (lbs/tons) is provided as: 10,000.

- Finally, calculate the Diversion Rate using the equation above:

DIV = WDW / WTW * 100

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

DIV = 3,000 / 10,000 * 100 = 30.00 (%)

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

weight of diverted waste (lbs/tons) = 6,000

weight of total waste (lbs/tons) = 12,000

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

DIV = WDW / WTW * 100** = ?**