Zero Waste Survey

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Imagine a Pasadena 30 years from now that produces no garbage and recycles/reuses all that we throw away. The City of Pasadena invites residents and businesses to help develop the Zero Waste Strategic Plan. Your input is valuable as we move toward the City's ambitious goal to achieve Zero Waste by 2040.

 In 2006, the Pasadena City Council adopted the United Nations Green Cities declaration and Urban Environmental Accords, which provides the framework for the Green City Action Plan. Achieving Zero Waste by 2040 is one of the Urban Environmental Accord Actions. The Zero Waste Strategic Plan is a first step to reaching this goal. 

Please provide your input on 23 ideas for possible programs, policies, and infrastructure suggested by businesses and residents during recent community workshops. Please complete the Zero Waste Survey by October 8, 2012. Results of the Zero Waste Survey will be available on the City's Zero Waste webpage on October 22, 2012.

 

POLICY OPTIONS

 
1.

Are you in favor of the City adopting a Zero Waste policy that formalizes the City's commitment to achieving Zero Waste by 2040?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
2.

Do you support the expansion of recycling efforts at City facilities to serve as a model for the whole City?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
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Private waste haulers provide waste collection services to apartment units an commercial customers throughout the City. Would you support the City evaluating incentive programs for haulers to increase recycling at the commercial buildings?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
4.

Do you support the City evaluating the current residential curbside recycling program, to identify opportunities to improve recycling and try to incorporate incentives into the rate structure

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
5.

Do you support the City requiring manufacturers to take-back their products?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
6.

Do you support the City educating residents about sustainable purchasing practices?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
7.

Many residents have expressed their concern over scavengers that rummage through trash and recycling containers when they are placed at the curb for collection. Do you support the City increasing enforcement of the anti-scavenging ordinance?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
8.

Do you support the City targeting specific, hard to recycle materials in the residential and commercial trash (i.e. plastic bags, Styrofoam food packaging) that could be banned from use?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
9.

Trash hauled by self-haulers to the landfill is a significant portion of the City's total waste. Do you support the City working to improve accuracy of self-haul waste reporting? Accurate waste reporting will be vital in tracking the City's progress toward achieving Zero Waste.


Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
10.

Do you support the City requiring separate recycling bins at apartment and commercial units?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
PROGRAM OPTIONS
 
11.

 Do you support the City providing a residential food waste recycling program?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
12.

Do you support the City pursuing a food waste recycling program for restaurants, supermarkets and other businesses that generate high volume of food scraps?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
13.

Do you support the City pursuing a food waste recycling program at stadiums and other large venues and events?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
14.

Do you support the City increasing educational outreach on recycling program, and establishing a regular schedule for updates, circulation, and announcements?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
15.

Do you support the City's efforts to recognize local green businesses through an awards program to increase the awareness of the businesses achievements?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
16.

Do you support the City offering free technical assistance to businesses to help commercial customers achieve Zero Waste through recycling/reuse, and composting?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
17.

Would you use an online service to help reduce/stop junk mail?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
18.

The City require private waste haulers to recycle a minimum of 60 percent of the waste they collect. Do you support the City establishing incentives for hauler's to exceed recycling requirements?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
19.

Do you support the City helping to support school recycling programs at schools to increase youth recycling awareness?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
20.

Do you support the City providing recycling collection containers in public places throughout the City?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      

INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS

 
21.

Do you support the City supporting the development of regional organics (i.e. food scraps, yard trimmings, soiled paper) composting facilities in partnership with neighboring cities?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
22.

Recycling facilities generate a certain amount of residual waste material that cannot be easily recycled. Do you support the City pursuing the development of residual waste recycling facilities in partnership with neighboring cities?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
23.

Do you support the City establishing a permanent household hazardous waste (i.e. paints, chemicals, e-waste) collection program within the City limits?


Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
24.

 Do you have interest in regular document shredding services?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree       
      
25.

If you have experienced construction projects do you have any suggestions for improving the Construction and Demolition (C&D) recycling Program?

 

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26.

 Additional policies not included above (list below)


 

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