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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.

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; and
    • 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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Meeting Dates and Agendas

  • January 16, 2020—Agenda to be posted once drafted
  • April 9, 2020
  • July 9, 2020
  • October 8, 2020

Live and archived Advisory Council meetings are available for viewing.

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Highlights of Meetings

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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 8/31/2021

Heather Douglas, Carrollton
Transpere Corporation
A representative from a private environmental conservation organization.

Robert (Holly) Holder, P.E., Lubbock - Advisory Council President
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.
A professional engineer from a private engineering firm with experience in the design and management of solid waste facilities.

Kevin Martinolich, Baytown
Liberty Tire Services
A registered waste tire processor.

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

Charles (Chuck) Rivette, P.E., Houston
Waste Management of Texas, Southeast Texas Landfills
A solid waste professional with experience managing or operating a commercial solid waste landfill.

Honorable Jim Wolverton, Seguin
Guadalupe County Commissioner
An elected official from a county with a population less than 150,000.

Term Expiration 8/31/2023

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

Richard McHale, Austin
An official from a city or county solid waste agency.

Scott Pasternak, Austin
A representative of the general public.

Honorable Maurice Pitts, Jr., Giddings
Lee County Commissioner
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.

Vacant
An elected official from a municipality with a population of 750,000 or more.

Term Expiration 8/31/2025

Honorable Trent Perez, P.E., Pearland
Councilman
An elected official from a municipality with a population between 100,000 or more but less than 750,000.

Scott Trebus, P.E., Tomball
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
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.

Vacant
A representative of the general public.

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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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