Tag: Solid Waste
CAPCOG Solid Waste Program funds collection projects
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CAPCOG awarded 13 projects from around the region $274,000 to help fund household hazardous waste and community collection events along with other landfill diversion projects at its February Executive Committee meeting. The projects will take place during the 2024-25 biennium.

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Applications open for solid waste grants: cleaning up communities
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CAPCOG’s Solid Waste Grant Program helped dispose of more than 163 tons of materials during the last two years; the program is now accepting applications for 2024-25 biennium projects until Dec. 18. It looks to provide $274,000 in pass-through funding

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CAPCOG seeks solid waste project applications
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CAPCOG has issued a call for solid waste projects to local governments in the 10-county region that seeks to fund about $60,000 worth of equipment or community collection events. The deadline to apply for the solid waste funding is June

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Environmental law course clears path for better enforcement
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CAPCOG and the Capital Area Regional Environmental Task Force are offering their Basic Environmental Law Course on Feb. 3 at Zedler Mill Pavilion, 1170 S. Laurel Avenue, in Luling. For 26 years, the course has advanced local jurisdictions’ ability to

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CAPCOG supports 11 projects with solid waste grants
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The CAPCOG Executive Committee selected 11 projects from around the region to receive a portion of this biennium’s $264,000 allocation from TCEQ for the agency’s Solid Waste Grant Program. The grants will fund eight community collection events, three scrape tire

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CAPCOG adds cameras for environmental law enforcement
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The CAPCOG Solid Waste Program has purchased and is distributing 70 cellular video cameras to Regional Environmental Task Force agencies and other jurisdictions to help prevent and increase enforcement of environmental crimes such as illegal dumping. CAPCOG has provided law

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Regional closed landfill inventory gets an interactive mapping upgrade
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The CAPCOG GIS Program has created an interactive map of the 217 landfill sites identified in the region’s Closed Landfill Inventory making the inventory a more accessible and a practical tool that could benefit initial reviews of properties by prospective

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CAPCOG seeks public comments on Solid Waste Plan
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CAPCOG will hold a public stakeholder meeting on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at CAPCOG’s offices, 6800 Burleson Road, building 310, suite 165 in Austin, to gather input for its 2022-44 Regional Solid Waste Plan’s priorities, goals and objectives. Stakeholders also

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Solid waste collection events properly dispose of tires, paint, and much more
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Scrap tires, paint, mattresses, and lawn tools are among the items most collected during solid waste collection events that communities have hosted with the support of CAPCOG’s 2020-21 solid waste grant program. These events collect bulky and household hazardous waste,

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CAPCOG aids counties in developing and updating solid waste siting ordinances
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The CAPCOG Solid Waste Program has helped several counties draft, review and update solid waste siting ordinances to prepare them for the possibility of facilities expanding or locating within their jurisdictions as the industry’s demand increases. A well-crafted siting ordinance

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