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  1. New Once-Weekly Servicefor Recycling and Garbage Town Hall Meeting February 7, 2008 For a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  2. What started the idea ? • Mayor’s Task Force on Recycling (2003) • Dallas way behind other cities in recycling • Few in Dallas even knew about blue bag program • Aim to improve recycling efforts for Dallas for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  3. Goals set by Task Force • Double participation in recycling households from 25% to 50% • Quadruple recycled tons • From 10,000 tons to 43,600 tons each year • Average household to increase from 6 to 30 lbs per month for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  4. Task Force Proposal • Use Big Blue roll cart • Single-stream recyclables • Implement Once-a-Week service • Provide broad educational effort for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  5. Where We Are Today • Introduced “Big Blue” last January • Too Good To Throw Away • Dallas doubled its recycling tonnage ! • People know about the program • Halfway to goals … for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  6. Next Step: Once-Weekly Service • Will this work ….? • Sure - used in over 85% of cities in US • Dallas has tested for 3 years in pilot areas • How to Implement …. ? • Phase in across city • Start with this area • Residents show strong interest and readiness for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  7. How Will It Work …. ? • Start date: March 3, 2008 for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  8. How Will It Work …. ? • Start date: March 3, 2008 • Set collection schedule Collect BOTH recycling and GARBAGE on sameday for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  9. for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  10. How Will It Work …. ? • Start date: March 3, 2008 • Set collection schedule • Notify residents – three ways for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  11. How Will It Work …. ? • Start date: March 3, 2008 • Set collection schedule • Notify residents – three ways: • Town Hall meetings for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  12. How Will It Work …. ? • Start date: March 3, 2008 • Set collection schedule • Notify residents – three ways: • Town Hall meetings • Cart hangers for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  13. Cart hanger for new service area for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  14. How Will It Work …. ? • Start date: March 3, 2008 • Set collection schedule • Notify residents – three ways: • Town Hall meetings • Cart hangers • Letter in mail for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  15. How Will It Work …. ? • Start date: March 3, 2008 • Set collection schedule • Notify residents • Fill orders for Big Blue roll carts • And keep blue bags available for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  16. How Will It Work …. ? • Start date: March 3, 2008 • Set collection schedule • Notify residents • Fill orders for Big Blue roll carts • Start the service and respond to your feedback for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  17. Projected Outcomes • Environmental impact: • Saves 735,000 trees • Saves 3 billion gallons of water • Saves 17.5 million kilowatts • Reduces air pollution • Saves landfill space for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  18. Projected Outcomes • Environmental impact • Financial impact: • Lowers cost of collection service for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  19. Projected Outcomes • Environmental impact • Financial impact: • Lowers cost of collection service • Modest savings projected for first phase for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  20. Projected Outcomes • Environmental impact • Financial impact: • Lowers cost of collection service • Modest savings projected for first phase • Increasing savings as phased in city-wide for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  21. Projected Outcomes • Environmental impact • Financial impact: • Lowers cost of collection service • Modest savings projected for first phase • Increasing savings as phased in city-wide • Increases revenue for recyclables for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  22. Projected Outcomes • Environmental impact • Financial impact: • Lowers cost of collection service • Modest savings projected for first phase • Increasing savings as phased in city-wide • Increases revenue for recyclables • Minimizes increases in Sanitation fee for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas

  23. Ready to Go ? for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas for a CLEAN GREEN Dallas