Waste Minimization Policy 

Plano will reduce the overall disposal of solid waste and increase reuse and recycling to conserve environmental issues.

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Create a 20-year Solid Waste Plan and incorporate focus groups to cover the identified key areas of: commercial businesses (separated by large, medium, and small), multi-family complexes, and residential sections (separated by home size/age, ethnicity and culture, family size, and median age).
In Progress
Develop and implement the 2015-2025 Regional Compost Program in conjunction with North Texas Municipal Water District and four (4) additional solid waste member cities: Richardson, Frisco, Allen, and McKinney.
Complete the implementation of the Construction and Demolition Recycling Incentive Program enhancements.
Utilize traditional and emerging marketing methods such as large-scale media, social marketing campaigns, and presence at public events to improve awareness and participation in the City’s recycling programs.
On Track
Evaluate and determine the next tier of residential-based materials potentially targeted through future recycling activities, collections, or programs to increase recycling and decrease waste disposal.
On Track
Develop and refine Plano’s commercial recycling-based Green Business Certification program and increase promotion of and participation in the program.
On Track


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