The city of Sugar Land is looking for residents to be a part of a solid waste task force that will evaluate residential solid waste and recycling management goals to make a recommendation for the city’s next solid waste contract.

The task force will meet twice a month from 6-8 p.m. until November and will be responsible for discussing goals, outlining strategies and making a recommendation to submit to City Council at the conclusion of the task force. The group will also help in developing a citywide survey of community expectations.

"The intent of this comprehensive effort is to identify areas where we can improve," City Manager Michael Goodrum said in a city press release. "It's important that we continue to listen to our community and be responsive to their needs. I'm confident this process will achieve that purpose. It is yet another effort to build trust, transparency and confidence in governance through community engagement and involvement."

Applications are due June 13, and selections are expected to be made by Goodrum by the end of June. Residents of Sugar Land are eligible to apply online at