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Municipal Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Advisory Council

Meeting schedules, agendas, and highlights, and information about membership and duties of the advisory group.

HOT Request for Nominations

TCEQ is requesting nominations for four elected officials to serve on the Advisory Council. The vacant positions and their expiration dates are:

  • An elected official from a county with any population size (appointment to expire on 8/31/2023);
  • An elected official from a municipality with a population between 25,000 and 100,000 (appointment to expire on 8/31/2025);
  • An elected official from a municipality with a population between 100,000 or more but less than 750,000 (appointment to expire on 8/31/2025); and
  • An elected official from a county with a population less than 150,000 (appointment to expire on 8/31/2027).

Appointments will be made by the TCEQ commissioners at an Agenda Meeting after applications are reviewed and approved. After the appointments are approved, this webpage will be updated with the new appointees.

Please use the following links for further information and forms:

The Advisory Council Application and materials may be submitted by email, regular mail, or overnight mail.

  • Email—send to MSWRRAC@tceq.texas.gov
  • Regular mail—send to Anju Chalise MC 126, Waste Permits Division, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087
  • Overnight mail—send to Anju Chalise, Building F, Waste Permits Division, TCEQ, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX 78753

Questions regarding the Advisory Council may be directed to Anju Chalise at 512-239-1529 or emailed to MSWRRAC@tceq.texas.gov.

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About This Advisory Council

Municipal Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Advisory Council members are appointed for six-year staggered terms by the TCEQ Commissioners. The legislative act can be found in the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 363, Sections 363.041 through 363.046Exit the TCEQ.

Duties of the Advisory Council

  • Review and evaluate the effect of state policies and programs on municipal solid waste management
  • Make recommendations to the TCEQ Commissioners on matters relating to municipal solid waste management
  • Recommend legislation to encourage the efficient management of municipal sold waste
  • Recommend policies for the use, allocation, or distribution of the planning fund that includes:
    • Identification of statewide priorities for use of funds
    • The manner and form of application for financial assurance
    • Criteria in addition to those to be evaluated in establishing priorities for providing financial assistance to applicants
  • Recommend special studies and projects to further the effectiveness of municipal solid waste management and resource recovery

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Meetings UPDATE

Meeting Dates and Agendas

Meeting Webcast Archive

Meeting Highlights

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Membership

Members represent various interests, which include city and county solid waste agencies, public solid waste districts or authorities, commercial solid waste landfills, planning regions, environmental perspectives, city and county governments, financial advisors, registered waste tire processors, professional engineers, solid waste professionals, composting/recycling companies and the general public representatives.

Term Expiration 8/31/2023

Jeffrey Mayfield, P.E., Wylie
Deputy Director—Solid Waste & Integrated Services, North Texas Municipal Water District
A representative from a public solid waste district or authority.

Richard McHale, Austin
Deputy Director, City of Austin—Resource Recovery
An official from a city or county solid waste agency.

Scott Pasternak, Austin
A representative of the general public.

Vacant
An elected official from a county with any population size.

Honorable David Dillard, Paint Rock
Concho County Judge
An elected official from a municipality with a population fewer than 25,000.

Honorable Tennell Atkins, Dallas
Council Member, City of Dallas
An elected official from a municipality with a population of 750,000 or more.

Term Expiration 8/31/2025

Vacant
An elected official from a municipality with a population between 100,000 or more but less than 750,000.

Scott Trebus, P.E., Tomball
Area Manager—Engineering & Environmental, Republic Waste Industries
A representative from a solid waste management organization composed primarily of commercial operators.

Risa Weinberger, P.E., Dallas
Risa Weinberger & Associates, Inc.
A person who is experienced in the management and operation of a composting or recycling facility or an educator with knowledge of the design and management of solid waste facilities.

David Yanke, Austin – Advisory Council President
President, NewGen Strategies & Solutions, LLC
A representative of the financial community.

Vacant
An elected official from a municipality with a population between 25,000 and 100,000.

Richard Abramowitz, Dallas
A representative of the general public.

Term Expiration 8/31/2027

Steve Shannon, Buda
State of Texas Alliance for Recycling
A representative from a private environmental conservation organization.

Frank Puglsey, P.E., Frisco
Senior Associate, Parkhill
A professional engineer from a private engineering firm with experience in the design and management of solid waste facilities.

Jennifer Lutz, Northlake
Silver Creek Materials
A registered waste tire processor.

Cheryl Mergo, Houston
Houston-Galveston Area Council
A representative from a planning region.

Charles (Chuck) Rivette, P.E., Sugar Land
Director—Planning & Project Development, Waste Management of Texas Inc.
A solid waste professional with experience managing or operating a commercial solid waste landfill.

Vacant
An elected official from a county with a population less than 150,000.

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For Additional Information

If you would like additional information or have questions, please contact us by one of the following methods:

This webpage may also be reached using the "goto" address www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/msw/council/.

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