Rethinking Waste: A Greener Fort Worth

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* 1. In your opinion, what are the most important environmental issues facing Fort Worth?

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* 2. On average, each household in Fort Worth generates approximately 3,000 pounds of garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulk waste each year, of which the City collects and manages.

How important is it to our City’s future to manage this material in the most environmentally responsible manner?

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Scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being critical and 1 being not at all important

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* 3. If you were in charge of the City’s recycling program which of the following ideas do you think should be implemented to increase recycling? Please select your top three:

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* 4. If the City decided to offer residential curbside collection of food waste in a separate container so that food scraps do not end up in the landfill, would you be willing to participate?

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* 5.

There are currently several emerging trends in solid waste management currently. Some of these include:

Waste-to-Energy – Is an operation where materials not collected as recycling are incinerated as a fuel to generate electricity at a specially designed facility. Energy generated is sold back into the power grid.

Zero Waste – Is a concept where agencies commit to finding ways to divert the vast majority or all of waste from disposal in a landfill. It includes expanding traditional collection methods and maximizing recycling, diversion of organics such as yard and food waste for composting, and finding uses for the remaining materials preventing disposal.

One Cart Collection - Is a concept where all garbage and recycling is placed in one cart at households. Then collection is made by the City and taken to a mixed waste processing facility where as much material is pulled out as possible for recycling, composting or handled through other processes to minimize disposal in a landfill.

How do you feel about Fort Worth looking into these concepts for its solid waste management?

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* 6. How much of an increase to your monthly sanitation rate do you think you could tolerate if it meant one or more of the ideas above could be implemented for a real, measurable improvement to the City's solid waste management processes?

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* 7. What are your top three sources for local news, including apps/websites? List top three in order.