This report represents the culmination and summary of Task 1 of the seven-task Denton Solid Waste Management Strategy Project. The overall project aims to produce an executable strategy, which will guide Denton’s solid waste and recycling priorities for the next twenty years. Task 1 was designed to gather significant and relevant data, leading to the discovery of expected and preferred futures for the future of solid waste management and recycling in Denton. This work has been accomplished with outstanding community input into a community survey that received 883 responses, and participation in three Think-Tank Modules during the month of April. Task 1 of this project has achieved some very clear direction and mandate to now move on and develop a bold comprehensive solid waste management strategy for the City of Denton during the next Task phases of this project.