Environmental Conservation Program

AACOG'S CLOSED LANDFILL INVENTORY IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE! PLEASE CONTACT ELIZABETH COOK FOR INFORMATION REGARDING CLOSED LANDFILL INFORMATION. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 


Public Meeting – July 13th, 5:30pm 20 Year Regional Solid Waste Management Plan 2022-2024 Draft. Address: 8200 Perrin Beitel Rd. San Antonio, TX 78218

AACOG will host a public meeting for the proposed draft of the 20 year Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (RSWMP) 2022-2024. The meeting will afford the public the opportunity to comment. The 2022-2024 Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Draft will be available online for viewing starting Monday, June 28th.  A physical copy will also be available at AACOG’s Reception Desk, 2700 NE Loop 410, Ste 101.

The meeting will be available online to the public via GoToWebinar at:
 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6623918057155831053

Webinar ID 370-420-139






Responsibilities



AACOG is the state designated planning agency for solid waste management issues in the region. The Solid Waste Program reviews applications for landfill permits and solid waste grants. Each year AACOG provides oversights on Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) funding for local government projects, including source reduction, recycling, local illegal dumping enforcement, solid waste studies, household hazardous waste collections, and public education efforts. AACOG provides technical assistance to local governments on solid waste issues and continuing education opportunities for local governments and solid waste professionals.

Conformance Reviews

AACOG reviews proposed municipal solid waste facility applications submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as part of its conformance review process with regional and local solid waste management plans. AACOG and the 23 other regional planning commissions are provided this opportunity by Texas statute when new facilities are proposed or a site expands.

To provide a proper review of a site application, AACOG developed a conformance review process and checklist that guides organizations for compliance with solid waste plans throughout the region. The process focuses on ensuring sites do not adversely impact human health or the environment by determining a proposed site’s impacts upon counties, cities, communities, groups of property owners, or individuals in terms of compatibility of land use, zoning in the vicinity, community growth patterns, and other factors associated with the public interest.

Each organization requesting a new site or site expansion will need to download and submit the Conformance Review Checklist  as well as, the items listed below to AACOG. The project will then be reviewed by AACOG's Resource Recovery Committee (RRC) and AACOG's Board of Directors.

  • Notify City Council District along with contact/meeting date with official and/or staff
  • Notify County Precinct along with contact/meeting date with official and/or staff
  • Maps (should be part of checklist information)
  • Photos (before and after; for landfills, information is needed on what the property looked like before the clean-up and after the clean-up)
  • Test results of soil sampling
Conformance Review Checklist


Closed Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Inventory Recommended Procedures and Forms

The procedures and forms presented in this document are provided to the councils of governments (COGs) as recommendations to be presented to the Resource Recovery Committee (RRC) and AACOG's Board of Directors. Each organization requesting the removal of a Closed Landfill from the CLosed Landfill Inventory, will need to download and submit the Closed Landfill Removal Revision Form as well as provide the items listed below to AACOG.

  • Notify City Council District along with contact/meeting date with official and/or staff
  • Notify County Precinct along with contact/meeting date with official and/or staff
  • Maps (should be part of checklist information)
  • Photos (before and after; for landfills, information is needed on what the property looked like before the clean-up and after the clean-up)
  • Test results of soil sampling
  • For landfill removal from CLI, proof that below the surface of the property is clean/clear of debris

 
Project Funding

G
rant funds will be assigned for each fiscal years during one RFA. Grant funds are available to local governments, public schools and school districts, and general and special law districts created in accordance with state law, and with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or municipal solid waste management. Funds may be used for projects under seven categories:


  • Household hazardous waste management
  • Local environmental law enforcement
  • Litter and illegal dumping clean-up and community collection events
  • Source reduction and recycling
  • Citizens’ collection stations
  • Educational and training programs