What is Waste Diversion?

Waste Diversion – put simply, we want to keep your stuff out of the landfill when at all possible. Learn more...

What Waste Diversion does for you!

The Waste Diversion Team is dedicated to making life in Dallas even better. Learn more...

See the change...Be the change!

The Waste Diversion team has several volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in helping spread the word about waste diversion and enjoy working in your community please read more...

Additional Resources

City of Dallas
Green Dallas
City of Dallas Environmental Education Initiative (EEI)
Green Restaurant Association

Upcoming Events

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, there will be a full-scale home chemical collection event at the Southwest Center Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Items for collection include: chemicals products for home use; paint, home repair products; lawn/garden chemicals; aerosol sprays; pool chemicals; craft/hoppy supplies; cleaners/polishes; batteries; automotive fluids/gas/oil filters; fluorescent light bulbs; and, computers/cell phones/small electronics. Because of this event, the BOPA Mobile will not be scheduled on that Saturday. Please click here for more information...
Due to the Memorial Day weekend, the BOPA Mobile will also not run on Saturday, May 24, 2014. The next scheduled collection by the BOPA Mobile will be Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Southwest Center Mall.
Hey, Dallas! It's big, it's green, and it's HERE! Dallas residents are now able to drop off used household batteries, oil, paint, and antifreeze (or BOPA) at the BOPA Mobile instead of throwing them into the landfill. And best of all, when you drop off BOPA you can pick-up free household cleaning supplies while they last Read more...

Articles

City of Dallas Waste Diversion Team Wins Award
The City of Dallas Waste Diversion Team recently received the “Outstanding Recycling Partnership” award from the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth Recycling Alliance (GDFWRA)...
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Romeo and Friends Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Dallas Waste Diversion Team and their mascot, Romeo, marched in two parades to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 19 and again on January 21, 2013.
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There's a New Guy in Town!
The Waste Diversion Team recently introduced Romeo, a new guy that loves to reduce, reuse and recycle. This loveable "hip"munk has been busy offering helpful tips on how to reduce or divert the amount of waste that goes in your gray roll cart and how to increase the amount of recyclables that go in your blue roll cart. Don't have a blue roll cart? Call 311 to order yours today!

We hope you have an opportunity to meet him soon! For more information on Romeo and his resourceful tips or to schedule an appearance, please call the Dallas Waste Diversion Hotline at (214) 670-4475.
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