The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to city and county governments, school districts, and law enforcement districts in their efforts to combat illegal dumping, promote recycling, and ultimately reduce the amount of waste introduced to local landfills.
The MSW program is overseen by the Natural Resources Advisory Committee (NRAC) which consists of members who represent a broad range of interests, including a representative of the, public officials, private operators, citizen groups, and interested individuals.
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Meetings & Resources
The Natural Resources Advisory Committee is currently not accepting applications for funding.
Municipal Solid Waste Documents
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Natural Resources Advisory Committee
- George Rowland, Chairman, Professor, Retired, Austin College
- Alan Larsen, Environmental Professional, Raytheon
- Clay Barnett, Director of Public Works, City of Sherman
- Dale Sissney, Executive Director, Texoma Area Solid Waste Authority
- David Howerton, Director of Public Works, City of Denison
- Glenn Taylor, Council Member, City of Bonham
- Jerry Chapman, General Manager, Greater Texoma Utility Authority
- Keith Kisselle, Assistant Professor of Biology, Austin College
- Ken Zimmerman, Environmental Professional, Texas Instruments
- Laura Blanton, Environmental Health Representative, Cooke County
- Rodney Nicely, Biology Professor, Retired, Grayson College
- Ron Sellman, Public Services Director, City of Gainesville
Local Resources for HHW Disposal
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Did you know?
State law requires computer manufacturers to offer Texas consumers free and convenient computer equipment recycling.
- For 1" or less of paint left in the can, open the lid and store in a safe place until the paint has dried. Dispose of the "opened" can in your garbage. If you have an old board, paint it with the leftover paint and dispose after the paint dries. For volumes more than 1", purchase paint hardener from a hardware store and add to the paint. When hardened, dispose of the "opened" can in your garbage. For a printable version of how to recycle your paint, click Here.
- Ask oil change businesses if they will accept used oil. A charge may be involved. Contact your County Commissioner and ask about disposal options.
- Contact for up-to-date charges.
- Visit manufacturer's website for recycle information that is free to the consumer or follow this link to find out more information about your brand of TV.
- TV recycling became a reality on September 1, 2011. The Texas Legislature approved a TV recycling bill. Follow the link for guidance on the new Texas television recycling program.
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Report Illegal Dumping
TCOG encourages anyone who encounters an illegal dump that has already taken place to report it. If you observe someone illegally dumping, please call (903) 813-3550 or fill out the confidential Contact Form below.
- Information that should be included if possible:
- Date, time and location of incident
- Description of vehicle and license plate number
- Description of person(s) dumping
- What items/materials were being dumped
- Your name and email address (optional)
Only fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.