City of Denton, Texas, USA (2020-2021)

City of Denton, Texas, USA (2020-2021)

Creating a Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Strategy for the City of Denton, TX

Project Overview

The City of Denton developed a comprehensive solid waste management strategy to provide the vision and framework to guide future activities related to:

  • Landfill disposal reduction and/or elimination, zero waste philosophies, and waste material diversion
  • The promotion of ingenuity in reuse and recycling opportunities
  • The alignment of federal and state regulations with local solid waste reduction goals and practices
  • The composition of residential and commercial waste streams
  • The creation of a robust construction, building, and operational environments/markets that support solid waste reduction goals (innovation)
  • Other waste management activities assigned to local government

The City of Denton contracted Future iQ and Burns & McDonnell to facilitate the development of the Solid Waste Strategy for the City. The holistic approach to this project enabled the City of Denton to comprehensively evaluate waste generation, manage solid waste activities, and strategically address personal, residential, commercial, and corporate waste generation and diversion activities. It should be noted that within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the stakeholder engagement for this project was held virtually.

Future iQ®'s Role in this Project

    Future iQ was contracted to develop the visioning component of a city-wide comprehensive solid waste management strategy for the City of Denton. Future iQ facilitated development of the strategic vision (Task 1) for solid waste management in the City; Burns & McDonnell’s facilitated development of the solid waste management strategy and a Phase 1 implementation plan. The visioning process included:

    • Background research and planning
    • Project portal and discussion board
    • Future Perceptions Community Stakeholder Survey
    • Key driver vision workshop
    • City of Denton Future Think-Tank Workshop
    • Community stakeholder vision workshops and survey
    • Presentation of findings of Scenarios of the Future Report to the City at a ‘Future Summit’

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