Better Recycling In Your Dallas Home

The heat is on…Fort Worth…to step up and match the effort that Dallas residents are putting into recycling! North Central Texas Council of Governments recently released a report that reveals the cold hard facts. Despite both cities having similar recycling programs, Dallas residents are greener than their neighbors to the west.

One reason may be that Fort Worth has less drop-off locations than Dallas. Dallas has 152 drop-off locations, and Fort Worth only has three. One way they make up for this is by taking advantage of their curbside program, the one place where they do best Dallas. Fort Worth tosses 18% more into the rolling carts than Dallas.

But the amount of recyclables that are thrown away at residences in Fort Worth has grown since 2005. That’s the last time a report was released. According to the most recent study, Dallas recycles almost 80% more than Fort Worth at 1,161 pounds per household versus Fort Worth’s 649 pounds per household.

One problem is that Fort Worth doesn’t make it easy to use the drop-off locations. They’re reserved for Fort Worth homeowners and “some renters,” and to use them, you’re required to show either a recent water bill or current driver’s license with a Fort Worth address. Dallas residents can utilize the drop-off dumpsters 24-7.

If you’re interested in becoming a Dallas resident, we would love to show you around. We can help you find the home of your dreams!

Homes in Dallas, Texas under $500,000 and over $475,000

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(all data current as of 4/15/2014)

  1. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,535 sqft
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  2. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,717 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,571 sqft
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  3. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,242 sq ft
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  4. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,803 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,395 sqft
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,802 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,295 sqft
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  6. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,947 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,650 sqft
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  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,575 sq ft
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  8. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,058 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,810 sqft
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  9. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,252 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,201 sqft
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  10. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,221 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,820 sqft
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