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City of Denton Zero Waste Plan
Thanks to your efforts, Denton City Council is finally considering a long term plan for its trash. We are pressing city officials to make this an ambitious Zero Waste Plan.
In order to reduce the vast majority of our waste over the long term, this plan should include sensible waste reduction policies — like recycling for all apartment communities; requirements for grocery stores and restaurants to eliminate food waste; and fairer pricing at the landfill that doesn’t favor outside businesses and cities filling up our dump.
Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin all have forward thinking Zero Waste Plans. It’s past time that Denton city officials prioritize waste reduction programs that are working well in other cities.
We need you to take action by writing a letter to your councilmembers today!
City of Dallas Pay as You Throw for Residential Trash
All Dallas residents pay the same monthly fee for trash and recycling no matter how much trash they discard. Households that produce just one or two bags of trash weekly are paying the same amount as those overusing the bulk trash program and filling their bins to the brim.
Dallas households that produce less trash are simply overpaying for city services. More than one-third of the residential trash bill in Dallas goes toward costs associated with the optional bulk trash and brush collection program. One city survey found that 27% of households did not even use this program over a six-month period—despite paying over $100 annually to pay for it.
Dallas should give its residents the ability to pay less for trash services when those residents produce less trash. Dallas should also make changes to its bulk and brush program to ensure we are maximizing the use of compostable materials, which can be reused in parks, gardens, and farms.
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