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City of Dallas
On Monday, January 22, 2018, a committee of seven Dallas City Council Members voted to start drafting requirements for all multi-family properties to provide recycling to their residents. This is a major step forward on our campaign for universal recycling access.
Now, we’re working with city staff and trade associations (representing apartments and businesses) to craft the most effective and ambitious ordinance that would help Dallas residents recycling in their homes. We’re also pushing for office and business recycling requirements so people can recycle where they work.
Other North Texas cities such as Fort Worth, Lewisville, Frisco, Cedar Hill, Euless and Allen have launched multi-family recycling programs; the City of Austin has universal recycling for all businesses as well. We can learn from these examples and do the same in Dallas.
You can sign a petition through Texas Campaign for the Environment, which will send your message to Mayor Rawlings and the City Council today: Dallas needs a universal recycling, everywhere we live, work and play!
City of Richardson
Like Dallas, Richardson has basic recycling services for all of its single-family residents. While these programs are important, the vast majority of materials used in the city are still going to area landfills. This will continue until we are able to secure recycling and composting services for all residents and businesses.
Sign this petition to send a message to the Richardson Mayor and City Council to say we need a Zero Waste Resolution.
City of Plano
Plano already has some of the best recycling rates and services for all of its single-family residents. While these programs are important, we need to secure recycling ¬and composting services for all residents and businesses.
Plano is currently drafting a long-term solid waste plan and has not announced any formal process to include contributions from residents. We want the city to create a voluntary citizen’s commission for residents to contribute their ideas on which services and programs are most important for the future of Plano!
Sign this petition to send a message to the Plano Mayor and City Council.