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Policy Summary

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.

Background Information

State Texas
Jurisdiction Name Wichita Falls
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an incentive for a change
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Limited scope
The law creates a voluntary organics recycling program.
Food System Category Grow; Surplus

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 90-1.

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra 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.