GreenPrint - Solid Waste
The management of waste includes many issues, from environmental effects of improper disposal to negative connotations of landfills on surrounding neighborhoods and expense of associated fees.
To reduce these impacts the City of Tallahassee champions educational and awareness campaigns that encourage best to least preferred options for dealing with waste to:
- Reduce waste generated with strategies that address the source
- Increase reusing materials
- Maximize recycling
- Dispose as a last choice
Whether expanding programs such as the commercial recycling services that are available at no additional charge, to developing programs to meet the state's new 75% recycling law, the City of Tallahassee is committed to minimizing the amount of waste generated and consequently disposed.
Target Area Goal: Decrease the amount of solid waste generated within the City's solid waste service area.
View the Solid Waste target area here (PDF).