Track and Report Your Diversion


Our goal at DARN³ is to obtain quantitative data to monitor our impact. Take a look at the tips below, then track and report in a way that works for you!

How to Track

Tracking may be easier than you might think, and it is mostly up to you on how you do it. We understand some discards are easier to track quantitatively than others. We are asking for your best estimate on your diversion. For example, it is simple to estimate how many plastic straws you refrained from using in a week. We understand it isn’t always that easy.

There are plenty of tracking examples on the “Tips to Paths towards Zero Waste” page. One way might be to evaluate the changes in the volume of your outdoor trash collection container after initiating your reduce, reuse and recycling practices. For example, after waste diversion practices, “My trash was reduced by about half compared to a normal week before I implemented changes.” Same could be applied to your recycling bin.

An ideal tracking method would be by net weight. Weighing your trash can give DARN³ the most accurate data, but we understand the challenges of this method. In the end, we desire quantitative data, but we also want to make a difference. Your behavioral change is most important.

How Often to Report

Our main goal is to achieve and report to the community and DMASWA measured diversion based on actual reported months. The more months you report the more accurate DARN³ quantitative data will be.