Dallas Zero Waste

Dallas Zero Waste Let's make Dallas a Zero Waste City. Sanitation Services provides recycling, garbage and brush & bulk collection services to over 240,000 residential customers while striving towards the City's goal of Zero Waste.
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The City's Zero Waste Plan includes: 40% diversion by 2020 60% diversion by 2030 Zero Waste by 2040

Mission: To benefit our community and environment while garnering benefit from our waste resources by providing excellent customer service that promotes waste reduction, resource recovery, and support to the City of Dallas sustainability efforts.

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Please do not place needles or any other sharps into your #recycle cart. They can cause harm to yourself or anyone else ...
11/03/2020

Please do not place needles or any other sharps into your #recycle cart. They can cause harm to yourself or anyone else that will handle your recycling. #NoSharps #TuesdayTips♻️

#Recycling has changed a great deal over the past few years, but rest assured your clean and dry recyclables are still b...
10/28/2020
Recycling meets reality

#Recycling has changed a great deal over the past few years, but rest assured your clean and dry recyclables are still being recycled in Dallas. ♻️

The recycling industry is like an ecosystem just beginning to recover from a devastating wildfire. The good news is that what's coming back is an industry that has been forced to rethink and reinvent itself.

The best way to reduce waste is to not produce it to begin with. #ReduceReuseThenRecycle #TuesdayTips🌱
10/27/2020

The best way to reduce waste is to not produce it to begin with. #ReduceReuseThenRecycle #TuesdayTips🌱

"Tin" cans are actually steel cans that are coated in a thin layer of tin and can be #recycled into car parts. #FunFactF...
10/23/2020

"Tin" cans are actually steel cans that are coated in a thin layer of tin and can be #recycled into car parts. #FunFactFriday♻️

Returning your bag back to the store? 🙌 Don't forget to remove your receipts first.  #TuesdayTips #Recycle
10/20/2020

Returning your bag back to the store? 🙌 Don't forget to remove your receipts first. #TuesdayTips #Recycle

"The shortages of popular paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues reinforced the importance of re...
10/18/2020
Another Reason to Recycle Cartons -- and Other Materials | Earth 911

"The shortages of popular paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues reinforced the importance of recycling paper." 📰♻️🧻

When you recycle food and beverage cartons, you provide needed feedstock to create in-demand products. One more reason to recycle cartons.

Bottles and containers used for milk, shampoo, laundry detergent and household cleaners can be #RECYCLED into playground...
10/16/2020

Bottles and containers used for milk, shampoo, laundry detergent and household cleaners can be #RECYCLED into playground equipment. #FunFactFriday

EPA’s new National #Recycling Strategy aims to foster a “stronger, more resilient and cost-effective” recycling system. ...
10/15/2020
EPA lays out steps to bolster US recycling landscape - Plastics Recycling Update

EPA’s new National #Recycling Strategy aims to foster a “stronger, more resilient and cost-effective” recycling system. 💪♻️

A draft of the U.S. EPA’s National Recycling Strategy was published last week. The plan aims to foster a “stronger, more resilient and cost-effective” recycling system. The strategy, published Oct. 5, was developed with input from numerous recycling stakeholder groups. …Continue Reading→

An item with a #recycling triangle, does not automatically mean you should recycle that item. Please visit DallasRecycle...
10/14/2020

An item with a #recycling triangle, does not automatically mean you should recycle that item. Please visit DallasRecycles.com for any questions on what is recyclable in Dallas. #TuesdayTips♻️

Out of the 246,000 tons of garbage sent to the landfill, 86,000 tons of that is recyclable - equivalent to throwing away...
10/09/2020

Out of the 246,000 tons of garbage sent to the landfill, 86,000 tons of that is recyclable - equivalent to throwing away 382 Statue of Liberties in Dallas every year! #FunFactFriday♻️

To ensure your items are #recycled correctly, place them inside your roll cart. Any items outside of you recycle cart ma...
10/06/2020

To ensure your items are #recycled correctly, place them inside your roll cart. Any items outside of you recycle cart may not be collected. #TuesdayTips♻️

#LightsOutTexas 🌃
10/04/2020
Dallas Skyline Dimming Its Lights to Protect Birds

#LightsOutTexas 🌃

Starting Tuesday night, Reunion Tower will join other buildings in dimming its lights to 25-percent. It’s part of the “Lights Out Texas” initiative, led by former first lady Laura Bush, to protect birds as they migrate across the United States.

Hey, Dallas! We’re in this together to stop COVID-19. Get tested. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Avoid Crowds. Stay on Gu...
10/02/2020

Hey, Dallas! We’re in this together to stop COVID-19. Get tested. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Avoid Crowds. Stay on Guard, Dallas! Join the movement today at dallascityhall.com/COVID19.

With the emergence of online shopping, millions of e-commerce packages are delivered around the world every day! A major...
09/24/2020
Every Piece Of E-Commerce Packaging Should Be Recyclable Curbside

With the emergence of online shopping, millions of e-commerce packages are delivered around the world every day! A majority of this packaging is not #recyclable and ends up in the landfill.

Modern companies must be environmentally focused, which not only means creating recyclable packaging that can actually be recycled, but following through on programs to ensure boxes and bubble mailers end up in recycling plants, not landfills.

Foamed polystyrene also known as Styrofoam does not belong in your recycling cart, but it can be dropped off at Dart Con...
09/22/2020

Foamed polystyrene also known as Styrofoam does not belong in your recycling cart, but it can be dropped off at Dart Container if it is clean and free of any labels. #TuesdayTips

There are many problems with plastic, like the world producing around 300 million tons every year or that most of it is ...
09/20/2020
The Problem with Plastics

There are many problems with plastic, like the world producing around 300 million tons every year or that most of it is not being #recycled. A good first step in combating these problems is avoiding single-use plastics. "#Reducing our own personal plastic waste can make a difference."

Every year, the world produces about 300 million tons of new plastic. That’s equivalent to the combined weight of every human on earth. It…

The #recycle symbol was created for a contest ahead of the first-ever #EarthDay in 1970 to help raise awareness of envir...
09/18/2020

The #recycle symbol was created for a contest ahead of the first-ever #EarthDay in 1970 to help raise awareness of environmental issues. Gary Anderson's design was chosen and is now the symbol we use today. #FunFactFriday

If you have ordered food online, you probably have come across these insulated foil bags. These bags are not recyclable,...
09/17/2020
Clever Reuse Ideas for Insulated Food Delivery Bags | Earth 911

If you have ordered food online, you probably have come across these insulated foil bags. These bags are not recyclable, but there are a few ways to #reuse or #upcycle them.

Those silvery plastic insulated bags you get when you order food delivery through Amazon Prime aren't recyclable yet. We have reuse ideas!

In recognition of #HispanicHeritageMonth, here is a great article on how Latinos have and continue to do environmental w...
09/13/2020
Why being green comes naturally to US Latinos

In recognition of #HispanicHeritageMonth, here is a great article on how Latinos have and continue to do environmental work.

Environmental organizations would be wise to tap our community as a natural constituency.

09/11/2020

#Recycling is great for the environment but it also generates 7-10 more jobs that landfills and waste to energy plants! #FunFactFriday♻️

Please do not bag your recyclables. They often get caught in the gears, cogs and other components at the #recycling faci...
09/08/2020

Please do not bag your recyclables. They often get caught in the gears, cogs and other components at the #recycling facility, causing an increase in contamination and a potential hazard for employees that must remove the obstruction. #TuesdayTips

09/04/2020

Once you #recycle your aluminum cans, they can be back on a shelf at your local grocery store in just 2 months. #FunFactFriday #youCANrecycle

Plastic pollution is a huge problem, so Coca-Cola has made a switched to environmentally friendly packaging in Europe. N...
08/30/2020
Coca-Cola Launches Recyclable Paperboard Packaging Solution

Plastic pollution is a huge problem, so Coca-Cola has made a switched to environmentally friendly packaging in Europe. Not a huge change, but a step in the right direction. #Sustainability

The localized roll out suggests that the beverage behemoth isn’t as committed to saving the Earth from single-use plastic as it could be.

08/28/2020

After being #recycled 5 to 7 times, the paper fibers become to short to make new paper. #FunFactFriday

Reminder: There is no brush or bulky trash collection next week.  Week 1 bulk and brush collection begins on Monday, Sep...
08/27/2020

Reminder: There is no brush or bulky trash collection next week. Week 1 bulk and brush collection begins on Monday, Sept. 7 (set out no earlier than Thursday, Sept 3). Help keep Dallas neighborhoods clean and clutter free by following your neighborhood’s set out schedule. Brush up on the bulk pickup rules online at CurbsideManners.com.

September Bulk/Brush Collection (set out no earlier than the Thursday before):
Week 1 – Begins Monday, Sept. 7
Week 2 – Begins Monday, Sept. 14
Week 3 – Begins Monday, Sept. 21
Week 4 – Begins Monday, Sept. 28

08/26/2020
Business Insider Australia

In celebration of #NationalDogDay, here is a dog who helps clean polluted oceans by picking up and #recycling bottles and cans.

What a good girl!🐶

This lobster-diving dog now helps clean polluted oceans.

4Ocean removes trash from both oceans and coastlines.

We definitely want residents to #recycle as much as possible, but there a certain types of paper (like napkins) you shou...
08/25/2020

We definitely want residents to #recycle as much as possible, but there a certain types of paper (like napkins) you shouldn't recycle. #TuesdayTips

The use of cardboard has been on the rise, especially during this pandemic. With all that extra cardboard, it is importa...
08/24/2020
The right way to recycle paper and cardboard

The use of cardboard has been on the rise, especially during this pandemic. With all that extra cardboard, it is important to #recycle it correctly- read this CNET article for information.

It requires a bit more than just tossing it into a recycling bin.

08/21/2020

Remember to #recycle your aluminum cans, especially since they can be recycled over and over again! #FunFactFriday

Electrical wires, cords and cables do not belong in your #recycle cart, but can be taken to the transfer stations or the...
08/18/2020

Electrical wires, cords and cables do not belong in your #recycle cart, but can be taken to the transfer stations or the landfill for recycling. #TuesdayTip

Metal hangers do not belong in your #recycle cart. They can get tangled and damage the sorting and recycling equipment. ...
08/11/2020

Metal hangers do not belong in your #recycle cart. They can get tangled and damage the sorting and recycling equipment. #TuesdayTips

Remember to #recycle your plastic bottles, since by the time you finish reading this sentence over 4,000 plastic bottles...
08/07/2020

Remember to #recycle your plastic bottles, since by the time you finish reading this sentence over 4,000 plastic bottles will have been thrown away. #FunFactFriday

TerraCycle has a FREE Cigarette Waste Recycling Program to help with the billions of cigarette butts littering our plane...
08/06/2020
Cigarette Waste Recycling Program

TerraCycle has a FREE Cigarette Waste Recycling Program to help with the billions of cigarette butts littering our planet. #NoButtsAboutIt

Every year, billions of cigarette butts end up in dumpsters and landfills. The waste collected through this program is recycled into new products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco is recycled as compost.

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It sure would be nice if, on those rare occasions where we have more recycling than will fit in the bin, our recycling workers would take the broken down cardboard right next to the bin.
I enjoy how dedicated this page is to informing Dallas citizens in easy ways to stay green and reduce our waste! In an effort to promote another way to slim down to zero waste I wanted to share with y’all this new environmental documentary trailer I found on YouTube called “Kiss the Ground” ! It offers solutions to climate change and how we as individuals can help cut-down waste, practice regenerative agriculture and the beauty that is composting! It comes out on Netflix Sept 22 along with a Q&A virtual party event on Facebook!
hey guys! Im casting a paid commercial and looking for local recycling heroes in the Dallas area! People who are passionate about recycling and making their community a better place through their recycling/sustainability efforts. If you know anyone I would love to reach out to them! Super fun interesting project that shines a light on people making a difference in their community and ultimately for the greater good of the earth!! I can be reached at [email protected] or please tag anyone here that might fit the bill!!!
Dallas Sanitation employees are working long, hard hours and taking extra precautions to safeguard public health and safety during the ongoing coronavirus threat. Watch this video to learn why two dedicated employees and their teams do the work that matters! #ServiceIsOurProduct
Plastic Free Home - Zero Waste & Living More Sustainably is another great page to follow 👍
Hey Recycle Ben! Can I recycle styrofoam? Dryer lint? Waxed paper from cereal boxes?
Hi there, wondering if there are any free compost drop off locations in Dallas? Thanks!
Can window envelopes with cellophane be recycled? If not, what if I remove the cellophane? Tia!😁
Electronics Recycling: According to EPA the United States is estimated to have generated nearly 50 million tons of electronics waste in 2018 compared to 41.8 million tons worldwide in 2014. Currently the US produces about 14% of the world's electronic waste. Join us for the July meeting of the North Texas Renewable Energy Group in Dallas to learn what one North Texas company is doing to address this growing problem. https://www.facebook.com/events/410088412922862 Check back later on our website where we post presentations: https://ntreg.org/downloads.shtml
My family will be moving to Dallas in September. I’m an active member of my zero waste group here in NM. Is there an active group here in Dallas? I’d love some tips about where to shop, compost, etc.
Does anyone know of a good bulk store where we can bring empty containers to refill?
Looking for some help in #Dallas this Sunday morning (9/30) for a waste & recycling audit at an office property. We're also conducting waste & recycling audits each weekday morning October 1st-5th. Who can pitch in or do you know someone who might be able to pitch in? Thanks, y'all! Register here: