Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) and the City of Dallas share a common goal: both organizations are committed to generating zero waste by 2040.

How will we accomplish this?

  • Reducing the amount of materials we use
  • Re-using materials whenever possible
  • Recycling what can't be reduced or reused

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For more detailed information, see the Environmental Protection Agency's article "How Communities Have Defined Zero Waste" and the City of Dallas Zero Waste by 2040 web page.

Can be recycled at DCCCD

Do you know what to throw? (PDF - 15,646KB) For recycling to thrive, we need to recycle the YES things and keep the NO things out.

Yes! Always Recycle These:

  • Paper (Not shredded)
  • Cardboard Boxes (Flattened)
  • Plastic Bottles and Aluminum Cans (Empty)

Can't be recycled at DCCCD

No! Keep These Things Out:

  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Cups
  • Wrap
  • Air Cushions
  • Straps
  • All Styrofoam (all #6 - even clear plastic!)
  • Batteries (Place in special recycling tubes)

What else can I do?

  • Use a refillable bottle and travel mug for your drinks
  • Use reusable shopping bags or paper bags
  • Think twice before you print (Do I really need a paper copy of this?)
  • Buy less stuff (especially packaging!)
  • Use your own utensils instead of using disposable plastic

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