Rick Cofer Takes Recycling Seriously

The people of Austin, Texas have a problem finding places for recycling and composting at their public parks and facilities. Rick Cofer and his task force, The Parks and Recreation Recycling Task Force, have some ideas regarding how to change that.


The task force began last June when the Austin City Council approved it as a way to support Austin’s Zero Waste Plan. The Zero Waste Plan has a goal of reducing landfill waste by 90% by 2040.


Rick Cofer, chairman of the Parks and Recreation Recycling Task Force, says that recycling and composting options in Austin City Parks are “sorely lagging.” He and his task force hope that changes in the near future. He says that most city parks in Austin do not have any recycling. The task force has proposed two budget options. Option A, a one year plan, and Option B, a two year plan. Option A would cost more than 1.3 million dollars and includes a monthly clean community fee increase as high as .31 cents. Option B would cost about $802,500 dollars with monthly clean community fees increasing up to .16 cents. Both budget options would gather additional monies from the city budget and donors. The task force is leaning towards Option B. If City Council approves the budget, staff could be hired and serious planning could commence, resources could be acquired, and phase one of the task force’s plan could be implemented.


Phase one has to recycle and composting bins being placed at all aquatic facilities, athletic complexes, metropolitan parks, and golf courses. Phase two places bins in district parks and phase 3 looks at placing bins in neighborhood parks and facilities.


Rick Cofer spent ten years as a prosecutor and defense attorney before opening his own law firm. He offers a wide spectrum of practice areas and has tried well over 100 cases while resolving thousands of others.


Rick Cofer is very active in the Austin community. He holds positions of leadership on many boards, including chairman of the Parks and Recreation Recycling Task Force. He has also served the Democratic Party faithfully and on many levels. He loves spending time outdoors and enjoys taking photographs of his dog who happens to be quite popular on Instagram.







Krishen Iyer: Founder and CEO of Managed Benefit Services

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