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Regional Solid Waste Management Planning

The Regional Solid Waste Management Plan outlines the activities and priorities that will be initiated in the region throughout the planning period of 2002-2022. The plan includes population and growth patterns, economic activity, waste generation and characteristics, waste management systems, summary of needs and problems, goals and objectives, and an action plan for the region.

Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Vol. 1 Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Vol. 2

Plans from Other COGs

Alamo Area Council of Governments Vol. 2 Part I Houston-Galveston Area Council Vol. 1
Alamo Area Council of Governments Vol. 2 Part II Houston-Galveston Area Council Vol. 2

Landfill Siting Ordinance Guidance

CAPCOG through its Solid Waste Advisory Committee has drafted an example ordinance for counties to prepare landfill siting ordinances. The example ordinance establishes guidelines of where solid waste disposal, processing, and storage facilities can be located. It was developed by solid waste professionals, not by legal professionals, to explain issues related to siting landfills. Ordinances developed by counties that follow this model should be reviewed by legal counsel to ensure they meet their legal obligation. The example is not to be substituted for legal advice.

> Read the example ordinance.

Landfill Siting Regulations in the Region

Counties in the CAPCOG ten-county region have adopted solid waste disposal ordinances which include landfill siting regulations. CAPCOG has compiled several of the ordinances and will soon have a complete list of all county ordinances throughout the region that include landfill siting regulations.

Caldwell County Lee County
Travis County Williamson County