An Environmental Management System (EMS) is the business system of "plan, do, check, and act" applied to the management of environmental issues. Organizations who have implemented an EMS have experienced numerous benefits, including improved compliance, reduction of environmental impacts, cost reductions and improved staff understanding of environmental issues. The Dallas City Council adopted an Environmental Policy in January 2005. This policy commits the City of Dallas to environmental compliance, pollution prevention and continual improvement.
To protect the public health and the quality of the environment through the efficient collection, recycling and disposal of municipal solid waste.
The Department of Sanitation Services is committed to continual improvement in its environmental performance and the prevention of pollution.
The Department of Sanitation Services is committed to complying with all relevant environmental laws, regulations and City of Dallas' policies/procedures governing environmental performance.
Department of Sanitation's Environmental Management System will set environmental goals, reduce its impact on the environment, track compliance with regulations and improve its overall environmental performance.