We manage reliable, cost-effective collection of residential and commercial waste. We assist homeowners, renters, and businesses in making the most of a suite of modern waste services available to them. We also negotiate and manage the contract with our city’s franchised waste hauler, MarBorg. Our primary focus is on maximizing diversion of solid waste from landfill disposal.
The most sustainable option is to avoid generating waste altogether — if we don’t produce it, then we save the time, money, fuel, and other resources normally expended to deal with it.
Reducing landfill disposal is the City’s primary waste management goal. To achieve this goal, we are working to improve outreach and education about more sustainable purchasing decisions, and promoting reuse and reusable materials over single-use. To reduce plastic pollution in the environment, the City Council adopted ordinances banning the distribution of plastic grocery bags, polystyrene containers, and plastic straws, while encouraging reusable substitutes to these low quality single-use items.
We work with hundreds of businesses, property owners, and renters each year to capture recyclables and organic waste at the source, segregating these materials for collection, and diverting them from the landfill.