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

Do you have BOPA sitting in your garage or closet? You can dispose of Batteries, Oil (motor oil), Paint (latex) and Antifreeze monthly at rotating sites. For more info and a schedule of collection events, click here . . .
Spring into action and start gathering up those hard to recycle items. The Spring Recycling Roundup is scheduled for Saturday April 18, 2015. For more information, click here . . .
Trash to Treasure Summer Camp 2015 will provide kids aged 5 – 12 an opportunity to learn hands-on about the benefits of recycling, reducing waste and reusing things as well as why it’s important to divert waste from landfills. The camps will be hosted in Dallas recreations centers from the first week in June through early August. These action packed camps fill quickly so please call Sarah Lopez today at 214 670-4475 to register.
The Spring Home Chemical Collection Day will be held on Saturday, April 11th 9am – 3pm. The event is free for residents of Dallas, Addison, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, and unincorporated areas of Dallas County. Residents of these cities must provide a driver’s license and water bill or other utility bill as proof of residency. Residents from cities not listed must pay a minimum $95.00 waste management fee. For more info, click here.
Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. This year’s event will be held on April 24th, 25th and 26th at Fair Park from 10am to 6pm. Make plans now to attend and be sure to stop by the Waste Diversion booth. We’ve got some new information to help you Recycle Right and Romeo and his friends will be on hand to spin the Waste Diversion Prize Wheel. See you there! Find out more...

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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