Regional Recycling Survey and Campaign

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) in coordination with the Resource Conservation Council, launched its Regional Recycling Survey and Campaign in August 2018.  The objective of this project is to better understand the quantity and quality of materials in communities’ recycling systems, and to develop a regional public educational campaign focused on increasing recycling participation and decreasing contamination. 
 
NCTCOG invites all local government members who are interested in participating to attend meetings or contact NCTCOG to find out how to get involved.
 
For more information about this project, to get involved, or to be added to our project contact list, contact Cassidy Campbell at ccampbell@nctcog.org or (817) 608-2368.
 
Current Project Activities
 
Call for Information Requested:
A key part of the Recycling Survey is to better understand the outreach materials developed and communication strategies already place by communities in North Central Texas. NCTCOG is requesting local governments provide the following materials:
  • Public education/outreach material used by your city
  • Recent waste characterization data
  • Recent recycling audit data

This information will be used to inform the outputs of the Recycling Survey. Please email your information to Cassidy Campbell at ccampbell@nctcog.org or (817) 608-2368 with the subject line of “Request for Information."
 
Recycling Survey Re-Trac Connect Regional Training
October 3, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Metroplex Conference Room
Register here: www.nctcog.org/envir/events

A key part of the Regional Recycling Survey and Campaign project includes providing communities in the region with a way to report their recycling quantities via an on-line survey tool.  NCTCOG is working with Re-TRAC Connect to provide its Municipal Management Survey tool to offer an electronic format for all member jurisdictions to submit recycling tonnage data voluntarily.  The greater participation that the region has from communities in submitting data will provide stronger metrics and analysis outputs, and will help inform the development of education and outreach messaging and future programs and projects.

NCTCOG will be launching the survey on October 10, 2018.  To help communities complete the survey, an in-person training will be held that at NCTCOG that will review the use of Re-TRAC Connect’s Municipal Management Survey tool.

Workshop Overview
Topics covered during the training will include
  • Registration (how to access survey tool)
  • Required data inputs
  • Survey walk-through
  • Ongoing use after the campaign is complete

Survey Details
  • Registration links will be provided at training
  • Release date: October 10, 2018
On August 29, 2018 the Advisory Group Kick-Off Meeting took place at NCTCOG offices . During this meeting, the goals and objectives of the project were discussed, along with the project schedule, scope of work and waste characterization study. The meeting's materials are available for review.