Regional

Solid Waste

Grant Program

This program has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into local projects for environmental cleanup, recycling and community beautification.

Environmental Cleanup & Protection

DETCOG administers a Regional Solid Waste Grant Program which is funded by the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This program has invested hundreds of thousands of
dollars into local projects for environmental cleanup, recycling, and community beautification.  
From 2010 through 2021 the program has provided more than $879,000.00 to fund local projects. In
the latest completed funding cycle, grants were awarded for recycling, illegal dumping cleanup,
household hazardous waste management and local litter/dumping enforcement.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is providing an opportunity for informal public comment through September 20, 2022 on the regional solid waste management plans developed by the 24 regional councils of governments. Visit www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/wastegrant to view the draft plans and provide comments.

Where the money comes from...

​The Regional Solid Waste Grants Program is funded by revenues collected through municipal solid waste fees, or “tipping fees,” paid at landfills and appropriated by the legislature during each regularly scheduled session.

 

Statutorily, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) receives a portion of these funds, and a portion is allocated to the COGs for local and regional projects.  Our allocation is based on a formula that considers population, area, solid waste fee generation, and public health needs