Managing The Environment For Health And Sanitation
The West Central Texas Department of Environmental Services strives to encourage responsible environment and waste management services, recycling, and solid waste management.
Report Illegal Dumping
Trucks hauling materials which can be spilled must cover their loads. Improper disposal, storage, or handling of any used oil is a Felony offense: Fines up to $50,000 and 5 years in jail. Disposing or discarding of a lead-acid battery except to an authorized collection or recycling business is prohibited: Fines up to $4,000 and 1 year in jail.
It is illegal to have inoperable vehicle(s) visible from public right-of-ways: Fines up to $200 with the vehicle being abated.
Illegal Dumping Form
Other Ways To Report Illegal Dumping
- Avoid items with excess packaging
- Buy in bulk when you can
- Buy beverages in refillable bottles
- Re-use or carry your own grocery bags to the market
- Refuse a grocery sack when you can hand carry items
- Buy goods packaged in recycled and recyclable materials
- Buy re-usable products, like sponges instead of paper towels
- Use coffee mugs instead of Styrofoam disposable cups
Solid Waste Management
Regional Solid Waste Grant Program
The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding to eligible applicants to support projects that will improve and enhance the West Central Texas Council of Governments solid waste management system(s). Projects supported under this program must support one or more of the goals of the West Central Texas Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.
Funding for the program is provided through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and is generated off the “tipping fees” paid by landfill operators to the TCEQ for every ton of solid waste deposited into their landfill. Each year, the WCTCOG receives an allocation of funding to support a wide variety of local and regional projects. Since the program inception in 1996, these grant funds have been used to increase recycling, deter illegal dumping, promote composting, encourage yard waste and/or wood waste diversion, develop Citizen Convenience Centers to improve waste management in rural areas and support studies to evaluate the costs-benefits of modifying local waste management practices.
Eligible entities for the grants program include the following:
- School Districts
- Special Districts Charged with Water Conservation
- Councils of Government (i.e., WCTCOG)
Natural Resource Committee (NRC)
Solid Waste Management Plan
Closed Landfill Inventory
For more information regarding closed landfills please contact:
PJ Sumner – Environmentla Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org • 325-672-8544, Ext. 165
Helpful Forms And Links
Request For Application
SW Grant Application
WCTEP Partnership Document
Take Care Of Texas
If you have any questions, please contact
P.J. Sumner – Environmental Program Coordinator