The North Central Texas Council of Governments maintains a Materials Management Resource Center. The following is a list of items that can be found at the Resource Center. Some of the items available on-line through the Internet may not be available in hard copy. The resource center is available to the public for use at NCTCOG offices, located at 616 Six Flags Drive(first floor), Arlington, Texas, during regular business hours. Please contact the Materials Management Team by phone at 817-695-9210, or by email at EandD@nctcog.org if you have any questions.
86th Texas Legislative Session
School Waste Reduction Plans:
- Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grants Program (The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities released its first Request for Proposals soliciting proposals for the Healthy Watershed consortium Grants Program. This is the new delivery mechanism for grant funding under EPA’s Healthy Watershed Program. There are three different categories of proposals with differing funding amounts).
- EPA Environmental Education (EE) Grants (Under the Environmental Education Grants Program, EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, supporting more than 3,600 grants).
- Foam Recycling Coalition Grant Program (The Foam Recycling Coalition, part of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support increased recycling or packaging made from foam polystyrene. Both public and private organizations involved in managing residential curbside recycling programs or material recovery facilities are eligible to apply. Each grant ranges from $15,000-$50,000).
- Grant to Improve Access to Residential Curbside Recycling Systems (The Recycling Partnership has just released its latest Request for Proposals, which is geared specifically to help counties, municipalities, tribes, and solid waste authorities with 4,000 or more households upgrade to cart-based collection).
- Cigarette Litter Prevention Program from Keep America Beautiful
- Closed Loop Fund (Request for Projects focused on the expansion of MRFs and related infrastructure and services. Primary categories include collection, sortation, and processing/end markets. A secondary RFP through Closed Loop Partners was issued 3/8/17 for Expanding Polypropylene (PP) Plastic Recycling Markets and Infrastructure).
- Environmental Research and Education Foundation Grants: The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste stream are being managed. The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.
- Western Area Solid Waste Workshop - February 20, 2019
- Febuary 20, 2019 at the Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas
- Objective: To provide an update on waste disposal trends and projected landfill capacity in the reigon, and discuss next steps for addressing the challenges posed by limited landfill capacity in the western area of the North Central Texas region.
- Western Area Solid Waste Workshop - May 11, 2018
- May 11, 2018 in the Transportation Council Room, NCTCOG Offices, Arlington, TX
- Objective: To provide an in-depth look at different regionalization/collaboration options for the western area of the North Central Texas region.
- Western Area Solid Waste Workshop - March 9, 2018
- March 9, 2018 in the Regional Forum Room, NCTCOG Offices, Arlington, TX
- Objective: Local governments in the western portion of the NCTCOG region are having to respond to continued growth in both population and economic activity. This growth provides opportunities, but also poses new challenges for cities and coutnies, including managing an increasing quantity of solid waste generated by residents and businesses. Unlike the eastern portion of the NCTCOG region, there is currently minimal infrastructure for dealing with solid waste management in the western portion of the region. The purposeo of the Western Area Solid Waste Workshop is to provide solid waste managers, public works directors, and elected officials with the following information:
- How much waste is generated in the region, and what is forecast over the next 30 years,
- How much disposal capacity is available in the region,
- What is required to secure new landfill capacity,
- What is required to secure transfer stations, and
- Regional opportunities and models for local governments to work together to address long-term capacity.