City of McKinney, Texas, USA (2021)

City of McKinney, Texas, USA (2021)

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

Project Overview

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of nearly 200,000 and serves as the county seat for Collin County. Just 30 miles north of Downtown Dallas, McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, and cultural district, diverse housing options, a trendy culinary scene, and a uniquely beautiful natural setting with rolling hills and lush trees. The City of McKinney developed a vision for a new solid waste management strategy with sustainable recommendations for its solid waste and resource recovery activities over the next 20 years. The process evaluated the City’s current policies, programs, and services for trash and recycling. Potential strategies and goals were identified to meet the most critical needs identified by the City.

The City of McKinney contracted Future iQ and the consultancy firm Burns & McDonnell to collaborate on this project to facilitate the development of the Solid Waste Management Strategy for the City.

Future iQ®'s Role in this Project

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

    • Project and lab portal
    • Future Perceptions Community Stakeholder Survey
    • Key driver vision workshop session with City staff
    • Key driver discussion boards
    • City of McKinney Future Think-Tank Workshop
    • Online community stakeholder vision workshops and survey
    • Presentation of findings of the Future Report to the City at a ‘Future Summit’

Additional Resources and More Information

Learn more about this Project. Visit the Future iQ Research Laboratory.