Chapter 6: Recycling and Waste Reduction Waste prevention and recycling eliminates climate change-inducing pollution by reducing landfill methane emissions, transportation-related emissions and overall energy savings by reusing items that would otherwise have to be manufactured. Performance Measures: Pounds of waste diverted from landfills Pounds of paper consumed at City of San Marcos Pounds of construction materials diverted from landfills and recycled/reused Pounds of household hazardous waste collected Number of program participants Direct Deposit Type: operations & maintenance Target: internal Status: existing Description: Employee payroll can be deposited directly into bank accounts. 391 employees currently participate. Improvements: Could be enhanced by eliminating the paper stub that is still sent out and distributing the stub electronically. Electronic Government and Co-locations Type: operations & maintenance Target: internal & community Status: existing Description: Online programs include library book renewals, library hold requests, library online catalog, citizen request system, parks & recreation program registration, utility billing and payment, and City Council paperless agenda. Two city-owned utility bill payment centers are available, along with HEB bill payment locations. Improvements: Begin electronic submission of other administrative projects, such as plats, zoning changes, building permits, WPP, etc. to reduce paper se and not force people to visit city hall if it is not necessary. Digitize as many records as possible so buildings become more productive and are not used as much for storage. Paperless Agenda Type: operations & maintenance Target: internal Status: existing Description: City Council uses an electronic agenda packet rather than 30+ packets each with 250+ pages. Approximately 6,800 sheets of paper saved each Council meeting. Improvements: Could be extended to all major boards and commissions with heavy paper loads.
City of San Marcos Environmental Stewardship Policy