Municipal Liquid Waste Disposal
Processing Before Disposal in a Landfill
Sludges, grease trap waste, grit trap waste, and other liquid wastes from municipal sources generally must be processed before disposal. The liquid portion separated during processing may be discharged to an authorized wastewater treatment facility, or into a public sewer system in accordance with applicable rules and any additional requirements set forth by the treatment facility or by the local government entity.
Disposing of Processed Liquid Waste in a Landfill
Waste solids produced by a municipal liquid waste processing facility can be accepted for disposal at a Type I municipal solid waste landfill if the material has been tested and certified to contain no free liquids.
- Rule regarding acceptance of liquid waste at a landfill – 30 TAC §330.171(c)(7)
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Alternatives to Disposal in a Landfill
Some municipal liquid wastes may be composted, recycled, or applied to the land for beneficial use.
- Information on composting material from municipal waste streams
- Information on recycling material from municipal waste streams
- Information on land application of sludge:
Please contact us if you have questions about disposal of liquid waste from municipal sources.