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. 

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) 

How to Calculate Diversion Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Diversion Rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the weight of diverted waste (lbs/tons). 
    • The weight of diverted waste (lbs/tons) is given as: 3,000.
  2. Next, determine the weight of total waste (lbs/tons). 
    • The weight of total waste (lbs/tons) is provided as: 10,000.
  3. 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 = ?