McLEAN, Va (September 15, 2017) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today that the Fort Worth City Council unanimously approved, after a public hearing at its September 12 meeting, a 20-Year Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan developed with the assistance of a GBB Project Team that included three Fort Worth, TX-based firms: Risa Weinberger & Associates, Inc., Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz, LLC (AZ&B), and OCG+.
Key initiatives and goals of the Plan, which is available at www.fortworthtexas.gov/swplan, include preserving the City’s Southeast Landfill through diversion and recycling programs; establishing a Material Management Program to assist commercial businesses, industry and institutions with their efforts to increase recycling and decrease waste generation; furthering the City’s overall efforts toward increasing total diversion and expanding recycling programs; improving litter prevention and abatement programs and expanding the use of public containers; evaluating and implementing a pilot organics composting program; increasing educational programs and outreach efforts; improving and expending residential services; evaluating future developmental standards that expand diversion and recycling; and developing new programs with incentives that foster increased diversion or recovery of building construction and demolition materials.
“The City of Fort Worth has a tradition, going back almost 50 years, of being proactive in waste management. It operates an award-winning program and is dedicated to provide residents and businesses with enhanced opportunities to divert, recycle, and reuse,” said John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President and Project Manager for this assignment. “The city diverted 7% of its waste prior to 2003 and 24% in 2013. The approval of the plan is a very positive news in the process to achieve the city’s goal to divert 40% of residential waste away from the landfill through recycling and other programs.”
GBB is an award-winning national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that helps public and private entities do better things with waste. GBB specializes in solid waste collection, processing, recycling, resource recovery, and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.GBBinc.com, www.linkedin.com/company/gershman-brickner-&-bratton-inc-, www.facebook.com/gbbinc, www.twitter.com/gbbinc, or call 703-573-5800.