East Texas, January 12, 2022 – The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) announces $45,000 in grants from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
(TCEQ) awarded to East Texas jurisdictions and special districts to support regional waste minimization efforts in ETCOG’s fourteen-county region. This funding assists jurisdictions in establishing or expanding projects that would directly provide a measurable effect on reducing the amount of waste going into area landfills by diverting various materials from the municipal solid waste stream for beneficial use or reducing waste generation at the source.
Applicants were eligible to apply for the following Municipal Solid Waste Grant Project Categories:
1) Local Enforcement, 2) Litter and Illegal Dumping Clean up and Community Collection Events, 3) Source Reduction & Recycling, 4) Local Solid Waste Management Plans, 5) Citizens’ Collection Stations and “Small” Registered Transfer Stations, 6) Household Hazardous Waste Management, 7) Technical Studies, 8) Educational and Training Projects.
ETCOG’s economic development team assists jurisdictions in applying for these funds annually, and applications are ranked and scored by the ETCOG Solid Waste Advisory Committee
, which is comprised of local subject matter experts from across the region. After approval of our governing boards, we recommend the projects to TCEQ, which has approved to fund the following grants in East Texas.
FY 2022 Solid Waste Grant Projects – $45,173.00