McCommas Bluff Landfill, Dallas
Texans put 34 million tons of waste in landfills every year
(about about 6.5 pounds of trash per Texan per day)
White Rock Lake, Dallas
Texas has a 22% recycling rate.
Far below the national average
Texas Pure Organics Composting, Melissa
30% of Dallas landfill content could have been composted
Organics in landfills create greenhouse gas emissions
Apartments, Vickery Meadow (Daniel M. Hendricks/flickr)
Texas ranks 49th of U.S. states in waste diversion
Dallas’ Zero Waste 2040 goals seem far from reach
We are a 501(c)(3) pending educational non profit organization working in the DFW area to make a tangible difference in the local waste stream.
Through education, hands-on engagement, and provision of needed services or materials, we aim to create awareness and action for local waste stream reduction.
We believe people of all ages and backgrounds deserve the opportunity to fully understand the impact their choices make on their communities, the ecology, and the future. Only then can they be asked to care, invest, and act.
We put our hearts and hands where the community need is greatest. Establishing community compost piles, sorting organic waste collections, participating in community clean-ups, or distributing zero-waste lifestyle items.
Through our subsidiary CompostHaste, we provide curbside residential, business and event composting. When engaged in these programs, individuals begin to examine all aspects of their waste stream and make better choices – both upstream and down.