Commercial Diversion

The Commercial Diversion program requires all multi-family, businesses, government, and commercial entities to create a diversion plan that recycles/diverts materials for reuse from ultimate disposal at the City of Denton Landfill. 

Link to Chapter 24


Diversion is the act of redirecting waste from the landfill to another location for reuse or reprocessing to increase the landfill's life and provide significant environmental benefits.  This can be accomplished through recycling, composting, the reuse or repurposing of materials, the proper disposal of hazardous materials, and more. 

Diversion Plan Options

A diversion plan can be implemented through the following options:

  • Contract with the City of Denton for programmatic materials
  • Contract with a registered third-party hauler to manage either programmatic or non-programmatic materials
  • Self-haul your divertible material to an appropriate management facility 

Annual Diversion Plan 

Annually all businesses are required to report their Diversion Plan to the City of Denton via the link below.

Diversion Tonnage 

Registered third-party haulers and self-hauling businesses are required to report their diversion tonnage to the city on a quarterly basis, Please use the link below to start reporting now.

*City of Denton recycling customers are exempt from quarterly reporting.

  1. Programmatic material
  2. Non-Programmatic Material
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles/tubs
  • Cartons,
  • Paper
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Steel and metal cans