A Leader in Sustainability and Environmental Management
The City of Dallas is committed to ensuring that resources are available for future generations, while protecting the quality of life of current residents and the vitality of our businesses today.
In 2004, the City began its work implementing an Environmental Management System that would change the way it does business – looking at the entire cycle of the processes it provides and materials it uses. Through this shift, City staff came to understand that being proactive, rather than reactive, was the smart way to save resources, save money, and save time. These principles laid the foundation for the Environmental Policy.
In 2008, the Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) and other EMS Departments proudly accepted the first certification of the City’s Environmental Management System to the ISO 14001 standard. This system continues to drive change toward minimizing pollution, eliminating risk, compliance with regulations, and continual improvement.
We are pleased to present the 2022 Environmental Accomplishments Report, based on the objectives of the EMS. The report highlights how the City of Dallas complies with environmental laws and regulations and continually strives to improve our environmental performance.
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Global Recycling Day
Global Recycling day comes May 18. We are celebrating by letting you know some tips and tricks to recycling in Dallas during this time. Recycle pick up is still occurring. Be sure you know the rules when using your blue recycle bin. When in doubt if you should recycle…
Going Green and Remaining Clean
Cleaning countertops, disinfecting doorknobs, and washing our hands again and again can become exhausting but reconsider your reusables when buying a comfier lounge set or sipping your morning coffee. Remaining responsibly germ free doesn’t have to put a stop to your eco active lifestyle. It might even give you more…
Litter Free PPE
Are you wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like a face mask and gloves when running essential errands or out for a walk? Great! Are you littering your used PPE after picking up groceries? Not great….Cities across the United States are seeing an uptake in this type of waste. If you are…
50 Days of Earth Day
Happy 50th Anniversary Earth Day! Dallas Environmental Quality and Sustainability is featuring a social media campaign including a series of eco-awareness blogs, a “Kid’s World Too” coloring page and a call-to-action that includes residents showing their home environmental practices because Earth Day is every day. Beginning on April 22nd and moving forward,…