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SEE Less Trash: Analyzing the Region's Solid Waste Needs

 

Regional Solid Waste Management Plan

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is the state-designated planning agency for municipal solid waste in the 16-county region. NCTCOG works with local public and private sector leaders and the public to analyze regional information, needs, and issues to amend the North Central Texas Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is updating the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. The updated plan will address emerging waste streams and evolving goals, while continuing to promote the reduction of waste and illegal dumping, the recycling and reuse of materials whenever possible, and the handling of waste safely at permitted facilities. Topics addressed include regional goals, demographics, solid waste infrastructure and demand, and modified implementation actions.

Please take a moment to review the Draft Solid Waste Management Plan and submit any comments you may have to the following link by close of business, August 7, 2015:

     Draft Solid Waste Management Plan

This information will be summarized and the results will be considered in the updated Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. Comments may be submitted here.

Public Meetings regarding the Draft Solid Waste Management Plan will be conducted on the following dates:

July 22, 2015
10:00AM - 11:30PM
North Central Texas Council of Governments Offices, CPII, in the William J. Pitstick Executive Board Room
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

July 23, 2015
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Mountain View College Economic & Workforce Development Building, Room B149
4849 W. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, TX 75211

July 27, 2015
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Intermodal Transportation Center, in the John B. Room
1001 Jones Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has worked with local public and private sector leaders and the public to analyze regional information, needs, and issues to amend the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan for North Central Texas. This amendment process has focused on promoting recycling and waste minimization, stopping illegal dumping, and assuring adequate landfill capacity. The result is the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan, Volume 1. The guidance document to implement the Regional Plan is known as the SEE Less Trash Regional Solid Waste Management Plan, Volume 2.

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The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) began an initiative in 2001 to work with local governments and others in the region to develop a vision of Sustainable Environmental Excellence (SEE) by 2025. The project encourages regional cooperation and planning to address the pressing environmental issues facing North Central Texas, including the vision to SEE Less Trash.

NCTCOG is the state-designated planning agency for municipal solid waste in the 16-county region surrounding Dallas/Fort Worth. As the planning agency, NCTCOG is responsible for implementing the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan for North Central Texas. The plan lays out a vision of success for solid waste that provides strategies for addressing common regional problems and promoting coordinated approaches in solid waste management.

NCTCOG works with local public and private sector leaders and the public to analyze regional information, needs, and issues to amend the regional plan to SEE Less Trash. This amendment process has focused on the following goals:

  1. Assuring adequate landfill capacity,
  2. Stopping illegal dumping, and
  3. Promoting recycling and waste minimization.

For each of these categories an ad hoc committee met for several months to develop objectives to achieve these goals. Following the February 2002 public meetings, the committees began developing action recommendations for 2003 through 2007 to achieve the objectives.

Together the objectives and action recommendations represent one part of the regional plan to SEE Less Trash, the other components include a long-range vision for solid waste for North Central Texas, as well as the Closed Landfill Inventory. The entire plan was first presented in draft form at NCTCOG’s Open House on April 26, 2002, and the plan was approved by NCTCOG's Executive Board.

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