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Featured Reports: Landfills & Waste Facilities

 2012_Municipal_Solid_Waste_in_Texas:_A_Year_in_Review  

2012 Annual Report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality detailing the heights, locations, capacities, recycling percentages, and impacts of waste diversion for landfills across the state. Includes historical data and trends analysis.

  author: TCEQ Waste Permits Division

 Defeated landfill and waste facility proposals in Texas 

This is a short summary of landfill and waste facility proposals in Texas that have been challenged and defeated by community, neighborhood, civic and environmental groups. Prepared by Texas Campaign for the Environment.

  author: TCE

 Texas leaking landfills list 2013 

This spreadsheet uses data from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and shows the list of Texas landfills that are leaking hazardous materials into groundwater monitoring wells. This is the 2013 report, using data from 2012.

  author: TCE

Landfills

  

 Sample letter to Texas legislators and candidates about toxic household products and contested case hearings.

  author: TCE

  2009 Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review 

2009 Annual Report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality detailing the heights, locations, capacities, recycling percentages, and impacts of waste diversion for landfills across the state. Includes historical data and trends analysis.

  author: TCEQ Waste Permits Division

 2003 Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review 

2003 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Report on Landfill Trends in Capacity, Location etc.

  author: TCEQ

 2004 Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review 

2004 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality report on landfill trends, locations etc.

  author: TCEQ Waste Permits Division

 2006 Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review 

Annual report on Texas landfills from the state environmental agency

  author: TCEQ Waste Permits Division

 2007 Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review 

2007 Annual Report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality detailing the heights, locations, capacities, recycling percentages, and impacts of waste diversion for landfills across the state. Includes historical data and trends analysis.

  author: TCEQ Waste Permits Division

 2008 Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review 

2008 Annual Report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality detailing the heights, locations, capacities, recycling percentages, and impacts of waste diversion for landfills across the state. Includes historical data and trends analysis.

  author: TCEQ Waste Permits Division

 2010 Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review  

2010 Annual Report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality detailing the heights, locations, capacities, recycling percentages, and impacts of waste diversion for landfills across the state. Includes historical data and trends analysis.

  author: TCEQ Waste Permits Division

 2011 Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review  

2011 Annual Report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality detailing the heights, locations, capacities, recycling percentages, and impacts of waste diversion for landfills across the state. Includes historical data and trends analysis.

  author: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

 2012_Municipal_Solid_Waste_in_Texas:_A_Year_in_Review  

2012 Annual Report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality detailing the heights, locations, capacities, recycling percentages, and impacts of waste diversion for landfills across the state. Includes historical data and trends analysis.

  author: TCEQ Waste Permits Division

 Association Between Hazardous Chemical Sites and Illness 

Review of new studies of the potential health impacts of municipal and industrial landfills and abandoned waste sites.

  author: G. Fred Lee & Anne Jones-Lee

 Cheaper than Real Cost Landfilling 

Powerpoint Overview of the Problems with Landfilling including Health & Environmental Impacts

  author: G. Fred Lee & Anne Jones-Lee

 Citizen's Guide to Filing Landfill Complaints 

Are the landfills bothering you again?  Make a complaint! The law says that polluting facilities are not supposed to interfere with the use and enjoyment of your property. But making a pollution complaint can be a frustrating process.

  author: PRW

 Comments on TCEQ Penalty Policy Nov 2005 Comments on TCEQ Penalty Policy by Environmental Groups  author: TexPIRG

 Contested Case Hearing Basics 

Basics: Contested Case Hearings and the Environmental Permitting Process

  author: TCE

 Defeated landfill and waste facility proposals in Texas 

This is a short summary of landfill and waste facility proposals in Texas that have been challenged and defeated by community, neighborhood, civic and environmental groups. Prepared by Texas Campaign for the Environment.

  author: TCE

 Electronic Waste Diversion Creates Jobs and Cuts Pollution 

Environmental and job benefits of laws diverting electronic waste from landfills.

  author: Andrew Dobbs

 Environmental Penalty Policy Criteria The TCEQ is reconsidering how it determines the penalties for environmental crimes.  author: TCEQ

 Explanation of May 2007 TCEQ Chart Explanation of May 2007 TCEQ Chart  author: TCEQ

 Flawed Technology of Subtitle D Landfilling Long analysis of the problems of Subtitle D.  author: G. Fred Lee & Anne Jones-Lee

 Georgetown Sun 7-26-06 Waste Wars Heat Up Waste Wars heat up over county landfill.  author: Ben Trollinger

 HB 3388/SB 1864 Fact Sheet HB 3388/SB 1864 Fact Sheet  author: TCE

 House Bill 1609 Text (2005) Text of House Bill 1609 which took away requirement for public meeting for new trash and hazardous waste facilities. (Formatted for legal paper)  author: Rep. Warren Chisum

 La Coste Residents Raise Stink About Sewer 

About 50 residents attended a meeting here Monday to begin to clear the air of a long-time foul stench they blame on city's wastewater treatment plant.

  author: Julie Myers

 La Coste sewer plant woes could be decided by courts 

Residents just might be taking their concerns over the city’s wastewater treatment plant to the courtroom.
  author: Ariel Barkhurst

 Landfill Terms and Explanations 

Explanation of landfill terms related to the landfill rules and the TCEQ

  author: Texas Campaign for the Environment

 Landfills with 50 Years or More of Remaining Life 

Statistics on Texas Landfills with 50 Years or More of Remaining Life

  author: Texas Campaign for the Environment

 Legal case against the proposed 305 rules Legal case against the proposed Chapter 305 rules: TCEQ overreaching to close the door on the public.  author: Eric Allmon

 Litigation continues over Polecat Creek fish kill 

Litigation continues between the operator of the city's municipal wastewater plant, the city and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from a September fish kill at Polecat Creek.

  author:

 Lookout Transfer Station MOU 

Lookout Transfer Station Memorandum of Understanding

  author: TCE

 Official Comments on Chapter 330 Rule Comments on Chapter 330 Rules Rewrite  author: TCE

 Rayovac_Take_Action_Omar_Asali 

 Sample letter to Spectrum Brands' Boardmember Omar Asali.

  author:

 Reaching for Zero: A The Citizens Plan for Zero Waste in New York City 

Reaching for Zero proposes a plan for reducing New York City’s waste exports to very close to zero in 20 years, through a combination of waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting.

  author: Resa Dimino and Barbara Warren

 Record Vote on Trash Permit Review Amendment 5/3/07 Record Vote on Trash Permit Review Amendment 5/3/07  author: TCE

 Robin Schneider TCE Executive Director's Comments at Texas Environmental Superconference Robin Schneider's Comments at the 18th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference on August 3, 2006. She was on the panel on Municipal Solid Waste - Regulatory Changes  author: Robin Schneider

 Sample letter on UT water bottles 

UT water bottle letter writing sample

  author: TCE

 Seven Essential Safeguards for Super-Sized Landfills A platform developed by TCE and Landfill neighbors that outlines seven safeguards that should be adopted in Texas Landfill Rules.  author: TCE and Texas Trash Watch

 State gives one last chance after fish kill 

The last straw was administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in forcing Jess Mayfield, owner of SOS Liquid Waste Haulers, to demonstrate compliance with permit exemptions within 30 days, or apply for another permit.

  author: Gabriel Mejia

 Strengthen Recycling & Landfill Standards – Democratic Party Strengthen Recycling & Landfill Standards – Democratic Party  author: TCE

 Strengthen Recycling & Landfill Standards – Green Party Strengthen Recycling & Landfill Standards – Green Party  author: TCE

 Strengthen Recycling & Landfill Standards – Republican Party Strengthen Recycling & Landfill Standards – Republican Party  author:

 Summary on Mercury Emissions from Landfills 

Summary on Mercury Emissions from Landfills from Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association

  author: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association

 TCE Comments Against Austin Contracts with Waste Management TCE Executive Director's comments opposing City of Austin contracts with Waste Management.  author: Robin Schneider

 TCE_WhyOBFAisbadfortheEnvironment_PPT_081313 

 presentation

  author: TCE

 Texas Landfills & Trash Facilities List of old and new landfills and municipal solid waste facilities that have had a permit in Texas.  author: TCEQ

 Texas leaking landfills list 2013 

This spreadsheet uses data from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and shows the list of Texas landfills that are leaking hazardous materials into groundwater monitoring wells. This is the 2013 report, using data from 2012.

  author: TCE

 Texas Trash Rules Matter - Why Stronger Rules are Needed for Super-Sized Landfills to Stop the Trashing of Texas Texas Campaign for the Environment & Public Research Works report on how proposed Texas trash rules measure up  author: Texas Campaign for the Environment & Public Research Works

 TX_Lege_2015_Producer_Takeback_Sample_Letter 

 Sample letter to Texas legislators and candidates about toxic household products and contested case hearings.

  author: TCE

 Wasting and Recycling in the United States 2000 

GrassRoots Recycling Network report prepared by Institute for Local Self-Reliance - excellent overview of trash system and Zero Waste solutions, even if a little dated.

  author: Institute for Local Self-Reliance