The Western Region Solid Waste Capacity Study was initiated in response to a recognition that several communities in the western part of the North Central Texas Council of Governments were facing significant landfill capacity issues. AZ&B was retained by the NCTCOG to prepare a Study to evaluate waste management needs and existing solid waste infrastructure to determine local needs. AZ&B worked with a Policy Advisory Group (PAG) comprised of local solid waste officials to secure feedback on proposed actions. AZ&B presented 8 key recommendations to the PAG that are designed to assure disposal capacity and make solid waste and recycling collection more efficient. These eight recommendations included the establishment of a formal PAG with the goal of establishing a Western Region Solid Waste Management Agency. Other recommendations were focused on cooperative efforts related to public information, solid waste collection, material marketing, citizen convenience stations, and transfer stations. Finally, the Study identified the need for a regional landfill to meet solid waste needs beyond the next thirty years.
- Regional Assessment