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City leaders are working to protect quality of life and create a healthy environment by taking a look at how Fort Worth can manage garbage, recycling and other waste for the next 20 years.

Called Re-Thinking Waste – A Greener Fort Worth, the effort aims to create a solid waste comprehensive plan that will boost the amount of waste diverted from the landfill from the current 24 percent to the city’s goal of 40 percent.

“We cannot keep losing our nation’s valuable resources by using them once and burying them in a landfill forever.” said Kim Mote, assistant director over the Code Compliance Department’s Solid Waste Services Division. “Fort Worth has to do its part by finding our own solution.”

To help prioritize the kinds of changes that can move Cowtown closer to the goal, the city’s Solid Waste Services division is calling on residents to take a seven-question survey and spread the word to friends and neighbors who live in Fort Worth.

Take a few minutes to and complete the short survey today, then share the link to ensure that as many residents as possible have a chance to weigh in on the future of solid waste in Fort Worth. The survey will close at 6 p.m. Feb. 16.

To learn more, visit the Solid Waste Comprehensive Plan page.

 

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