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Solid waste funds awarded to 13 area projects

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) on June 26 awarded $215,726.05 to 13 county and municipal projects as part of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Regional Solid Waste Grants Program.

Funding for the 13 projects, which include household hazardous waste collection, tire collection, educational events and other programs, will support the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan’s goals and objectives in 2014 and 2015.

“These monies go a long way to help our membership agencies with a means to properly manage solid and household hazardous waste,” said Ken May, CAPCOG’s Solid Waste Program Manager. “Our cities and counties use these monies to help offset the cost of solid waste diversion.”

Solid waste diversion programs can be costly and funds from TCEQ help ensure diversion efforts receive state aid for responsible, local solid waste management planning, May said.

Funds from the Solid Waste Grants come from legislative-appropriated “tipping fees” at landfills. CAPCOG works with the TCEQ to solicit and select programs in the region that qualify for grant funding.

The Solid Waste Grants program is considered for appropriation each biennium by the residing legislative body. Should the program receive continued funding during the next legislative session, more grant funds should be available by fiscal year 2016. 

The 2014 and 2015 awarded programs are listed below.

2014

CAPCOG

Regional Environmental Task Force

$70,000.00 

2014

Fayette County

Forklift for Recycling Center

$25,000.00 

2014

Caldwell County

Tire Collection Events

$8,640.05 

2014

City of San Marcos

HHW Event

$10,000.00 

2014

Brushy Creek MUD

HHW Vouchers

$6,000.00 

2014

City of Hutto

Adopt-A-Spot Litter Abatement

$5,000.00 

2014

Bastrop County

Misc. Education

$7,459.00 

       
2015

Blanco County

HHW Event

$10,000.00 

2015

City of Granite Shoals

Community Collection Event

$13,000.00 

2015

City of Lockhart

HHW Event

$9,037.00 

2015

City of Cedar Park

HHW Event

$28,000.00 

2015

Burnet County

HHW Event

$12,000.00 

2015

Lee County

HHW Event

$11,590.00 

> Learn about the individual projects.
> Read more about solid waste planning.

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