Who We Are

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The DFW Zero Waste Alliance is a coalition of recycling advocates, forward-thinking business leaders and community members who are working to rethink the way we manage and dispose of valuable resources. Groups and supporters include:

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What We Do

Through grassroots public education and advocacy, we will contribute to practices and innovations that will eventually reduce the waste we send to landfills by 90%.

Multi-family buildings are home to a majority of DFW residents—and in most cities, it’s currently up to each apartment building owner or condominium association to decide whether to provide recycling access for residents and tenants. Only a handful have taken action.

We are encouraging city officials to adopt programs that will expand recycling to be universally available everywhere we live, work and play—especially in businesses and for residents in multi-family buildings. We are also working to:

  • Make recycling available at all public places and events
  • Start and organic waste program that will divert food scraps and yard trimmings to large-scale composting operations instead of landfills
  • Recover construction and demolition waste for reuse and recycling

You can help by joining our effort, learning more and contacting your city officials in support of Zero Waste programs.

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