Did you know…
About 75% of what people currently throw into the trash could be reused for another purpose, so the City has committed to increasing recycling and waste-reduction efforts. Dallas is proud of the recycling efforts already made by City employees and residents, and is looking forward to coming up with new, innovative ways to make the process even simpler and more accessible to everyone.
This is why Dallas has introduced recycling programs at City facilities and throughout our communities to reduce waste from a number of sources. The City also:
- Strives to reduce waste by 84% by 2040 as part of the Zero Waste by 2040 Plan
- Streamlines all recycling through the Big, Blue Bin and Community Recycling Containers
- Runs the Cease the Grease program that turns used cooking oil and grease into energy
- Promotes electronics recycling
- Has bins for plastic bag recycling at City Hall
- Operates the Household Hazardous Waste recycling program for car batteries, motor oil, paint, and antifreeze (BOPA)
- Recycles printer toner and ink cartridges used by City facilities
- Partners with the World Wear Project to offer athletic shoe recycling throughout the City
- Uses the TerraCycle program to recycle waste that can’t go into regular municipal recycling bins; plus it benefits Friends of the Dallas Public Library
- Allocates funds for the Marshal’s Office to install cameras in areas where illegal dumping is common
The Dallas community is recycling more and discarding less — helping us to maintain our efforts in being an environmental leader.