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.