Waste Minimization Policy
Plano will reduce the overall disposal of solid waste and increase reuse and recycling to conserve environmental issues.
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).
Continue implementation of 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.
Continue the implementation of the Construction and Demolition Recycling Incentive Program to encourage recycling of construction materials and divert waste from the landfill.
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 waste minimization and recycling programs.
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.
Develop and refine Plano’s commercial recycling-based Green Business Certification program and increase promotion of and participation in the program.
Continue to implement a marketing campaign encouraging volunteer groups to host self-led cleanup events utilizing the Community Cleanup Trailer.