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CECAP DASHBOARD
GOAL 4: DALLAS IS A ZERO WASTE COMMUNITY.

Targets

DIVERT 35% AND 80% OF ORGANIC WASTE BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.

 

DIVERT 60% AND 90% OF PAPER WASTE BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.

 

35% AND 45% REDUCTION IN WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS IN 2030 AND 2040, RESPECTIVELY.

 Quarter 3 Progress

Reported July 2021

Because of good landfill management practices that entail aggressive gas collection and re-sale, the emissions from the waste sector in Dallas are very minimal. However, during the public engagement part of developing the CECAP, there was significant public interest in additional actions within this sector. In FY 20-21, five actions from this sector, with 10 milestones will be initiated. These actions include developing an update to the 2013 Local Solid Waste Management Plan (AKA Zero Waste Plan), along with expansion of existing programs and efforts, as well as updates to existing codes and ordinances. Implementation of these milestones will involve collaboration between the Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability, Office of Procurement Services, and Sanitation Services

View the full Year One Work Plan here.

COMPLETE: 4

SW1: Actively promote source reduction, recycling, and composting to the Dallas community.

  1. Expand current education efforts to inform residents and business owners of their options to refuse, reduce, reuse, and recycle​

SW5: Update and implement the Zero Waste Management Plan. 

  1. Monitor and evaluate waste to energy alternatives for feasibility

SW8: Continue to capture gas and expand capacity from landfill for reuse and evaluate for city operations.

  1. Annually evaluate need for gas collection system expansion 

  2. Expand program as needed to increase methane recovery

IN PROGRESS: 6

SW2: Develop a comprehensive green procurement plan for city operations and establish a sustainable procurement policy.

  1. Conduct goods and services purchasing study

  2. Implement voluntary green procurement pilot

SW3: Improve solid waste, recycling, and brush/bulky waste collection efficiency.

  1. Evaluate benchmarks for service frequency

  2. Evaluate collection routes for efficiency

 

SW5: Update and implement the Zero Waste Management Plan. 

  1. Update the Local Solid Waste Management Plan 

  2. Formally adopt revised Local Solid Waste Management Plan