Wichita Falls, Tex., Code § 90-66 (current through October 19, 2017)
This law establishes an organics recycling program and allows participating residents to receive free compost. Food waste is among the items that may be recycled.
Creates an incentive for a change. Requires something, sets standards.
Limited scope. The law creates a voluntary organics recycling program.
Food System Category: Grow, Surplus/Waste
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Wichita Falls
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 90-1.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Unclear. The law provides that "[a]ny owner, occupant, tenant or lessee may request automated 96-gallon organic recycling containers, which will be supplied by the City Refuse Division free of charge." § 90-33. However it does not address funding for the containers.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 90-66 is located in Chapter 90, Solid Waste; Article II, Collection; Division 2, Receptacles. History: Ord. No. 100-2001, § 1, 10-16-2001; Ord. No. 54-2008, § 1, 9-16-2008; Ord. No. 80-2008, § 1, 12-16-2008.