The first goal of the City and collection contractor is to pick up all material on the day of collection.  Currently, the collection contractor has not been able to hire enough qualified drivers to complete separate collection of yardwaste citywide on the day of collection.  It is lawful for yardwaste to go the landfill used by the City. The Pheasant Point landfill generates electricity for OPPD from the decomposing garbage and yardwaste increases that electricity generating capability.  The collection contractor is compensating the City for the cost of the increased tonnage going to the landfill.