Frequently Asked Questions
1. I would like to request a speaker for my school, business, organization or church group. Who can I speak with to arrange this?
Please submit an Event Request Form.
2. I have read where some other Texas cities are offering incentives for energy efficient products like solar panels. Does the City of Dallas offer incentives for solar panels?
Unlike the City of Dallas, some cities (like Austin and San Antonio for example) actually own their own coal plants and can offer incentives much more easily than cities like Dallas that don’t own a power utility. These incentives are often offered to try to offset some of the pollution the city is emitting from its power plant.
Dallas area residents looking for incentives should consider contacting their power provider to see if they offer such programs.
3. I am interested in finding out more about electric retailers and options for renewable power and associated costs. Do you know where I can find out more information?
Yes, visit the Official Electric Choice Web site of the Public Utility Commission of Texas web site. This site allows you to compare services and rates of electric providers in your area.
4. I am a business and looking for ways to recycle our products. How do I get started?
You can contact your company’s current solid waste collection provider or waste/trash hauler and see if they offer options for recycling. Many offer a recycling service at no additional cost. Some offer recycling services for an additional charge.
If your company’s waste hauler does not provide recycling services, then you can place bins around your office for the collections of recyclable items such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastic. Once these items are collected, they can be dropped off at one of the City’s 30 drop-off centers.
For a list of drop-off centers go the City of Dallas' Sanitation Services web site. Currently, the City of Dallas offers recycling services to residential single family homes, but is exploring options to expand this service.