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

Batteries. Oil. Paint. Antifreeze. If you have them, we want ‘em. The next BOPA collection is August 23rd at the Southwest Center Mall.. Read more...


Learn how to start an outdoor composting project and how to create an indoor Vermi-composting bin. The class covers:

  • What is compost and why it is valuable?
  • How to choose a composting method
  • What compost can do for your yard and your garbage
  • What is Vermi-composting and what it means to be a
        ‘worm-farmer’
  • What you need to get started and stay motivated?

The class will be led by Kathleen Graham, City of Dallas Master Composter and long-time Lake Highlands resident.

DATE: September 23, 2014 (Tue 7:00PM - 8:30PM)
LOCATION: Lake Highlands United Methodist Church fellowship hall 9015 Plano Rd. Dallas 75238
REGISTER ONLINE:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45afad2c7-composting

For more information please call the Waste Diversion Hotline at (214) 670-4475.

Did You Know...

recycling plastic bags

Plastic bags often have a recycling symbol but they are not currently recyclable in Dallas’ residential recycling program and should not be placed in your recycling roll cart or any of the Community Recycling Containers. Fortunately, many retailers have recycling bins in stores to collect plastic bags. For a list of retailers in your neighborhood that accept plastic bags for recycling, Click Here.

Let Your Recyclables Breathe!
Recycling in Dallas just became easier . . . you no longer need a bag! All recyclable material should be placed in the roll cart without being bagged.

recycling plastic bags

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