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Zero Waste is a journey. Our Community Zero Waste Roadmap is your guide to creating a plan that's right for your community. Whether you're ready to move an inch or a mile, we can help you find your way and connect with others on the path.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO CREATE A Zero Waste future

Infrastructure

Every home, school and business has recycling and composting bins. There are six key facilities to process your materials. The community invests in Zero Waste facilities and businesses and never builds another landfill or incinerator.

Policies

Zero Waste means changing the rules. Incentives reward recycling over trash. Products must be non-toxic, reusable and recyclable.

Programs

We’re changing behavior and changing culture, so we need all hands on deck. Programs engage everyone in the community on how and why to participate in Zero Waste.

Community Engagement

A Zero Waste community is not built by government alone. It’s citizens, businesses and government working together to create a better future. Each of us has a role to play in creating change and actions we can take every day to get closer to Zero Waste.

Zero Waste in Action

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