The first step to improving any recycling program is to get a good baseline for your current garbage and recycling rates. Your waste diversion rate indicates how much of the garbage your organization generates is diverted from the landfill. Once you know your baseline diversion rate, you can then set a goal to increase it. Use this handy calculator to assess your current diversion rate and associated costs. Simply download this Excel spreadsheet(XLSX, 4MB) and follow the instructions.