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Dallas Has It's Own Zero Waste Plan

In 2013, the City of Dallas passed a Zero Waste Plan, making it one of the first cities in the country - and just the second in Texas, after Austin - to adopt such a measure.

The goal is Zero Waste (defined as 90% landfill diversion or greater) by 2040, with key benchmark goals of 60% by 2030 and 40% by 2020.

A report published by the City of Dallas Quality of Life and Environment Committee in November 2016 found that approximately 20% of residential waste generated in the city was successfully diverted from local landfills.

It is unclear how much commercial waste is diverted.

You can view the City's full Zero Waste plan here. You can view the latest update from the City of Dallas here