Inventory of Closed Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
The Texas Legislature, 73rd Regular Session (1993) passed House Bill 2537, requiring regional councils of governments (COGs) to include an inventory of closed municipal solid waste landfills in their regional plans for solid waste management. The content requirements for solid waste management plans are stated in the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 363, Section 363.064 .
The TCEQ, in cooperation with the 24 regional COGs located approximately 4,200 closed and abandoned municipal solid waste landfills throughout Texas. Staff from each COG reviewed the information for their region. The TCEQ has approved the individual inventories as part of Volume II of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plans. The COGs are responsible for maintaining the inventories.
More Information About the Inventory of Closed Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC)
The TARC is the organization of Texas' 24 regional councils of governments. Links to each COG are available on the TARC website. Please contact the COG representing your county if you have any questions about the closed landfill inventory for your area, or contact us.
Download historic data
Download a copy of the closed landfill inventory data file, as it was delivered to the COGs in the late 1990s.