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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.

Q3 Progress

Reported June 2022

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 21-22, 7 actions from this sector, with 22 milestones will be initiated. Implementation of these milestones will involve collaboration between the following City departments:

  • Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability

  • Sanitation Services

  • Department of Code Compliance

 

Note: Actions marked as ongoing span multiple fiscal years, meaning efforts will be carried out continuously and therefore will not be marked complete until the end of this fiscal year.


Year Two Work Plan

COMPLETE: 2 Milestones

 

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

  • Launch the Sustainable Procurement Working Group’s inaugural year workplan

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

  • Pilot Bulk and Brush separation program to assess and evaluate levels of service