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City Council approved the Zero Waste Plan at their October 29, 2019 meeting. The Plan describes actions the City can take to meet a 90% diversion from landfill goal by 2030. It will serve as a guide for the preparation of new collection, processing, and landfill service agreements to replace the City’s current agreements, which expire in 2021.
Development of the Plan involved input and valuable feedback obtained from stakeholder interviews, a public workshop, and a City Council study session. There are 39 initiatives outlined in the final Plan, ranging from short- to long-term through 2030. You can read the full plan here.
Some short-term initiatives that will be implemented in the next few years include: a Foodware Packaging Reduction plan to reduce disposable foodware packaging, food scraps composting for multi-family residents, increased technical assistance to schools to improve diversion, and measures to reduce food waste and increase edible food donation. Stay tuned for updates from the Recycling & Zero Waste division as new initiatives are implemented Citywide.