Resource Recovery

Responsibilities


AACOG is the state-designated planning agency for solid waste management issues in the region. The AACOG Resource Recovery program reviews applications for solid waste facility permits and solid waste grants.

AACOG also provides technical assistance to local governments on solid waste issues as well as continuing education opportunities for local governments and solid waste professionals.

Project Funding

Each year, AACOG provides Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) funding for local government projects including:
  • Educational outreach efforts
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW) collections
  • Local illegal dumping enforcement
  • Recycling
  • Solid waste studies
  • Source reduction