Tag: Solid Waste

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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CAPCOG estimates $224,000 available for solid waste projects

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The CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program is seeking projects to fund as part of its 2020-21 Solid Waste Grant Program, which has an estimated $224,000 available. Earlier this month, CAPCOG released its request of applications and scheduled four grant workshops

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