On Monday, January 22, Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund released the second annual publication of its Dallas-Fort Worth State of the Region Recycling Report at a Dallas City Hall press conference. The report examines the very latest in regional recycling program and policies, new and planned local recycling infrastructure, composting and “soft recyclables” opportunities, and public events that have achieved zero waste in the region.

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Regional data indicates that commercial, multi-family, and construction and demolition discards account for about two-thirds of landfilled materials in the region. Convenient options to recycle these materials are still in their infancy, but promising policies and incentives have proven effective in diverting these highly-recyclable discard streams