Every two years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), allocates funds generated by landfill tipping fees to the 24 councils of governments (COG) located in the state of Texas. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) allocates a portion of the funding toward local and regional Implementation Grants.

FY 20/21 Solid Waste Grant Awardee Recommendations
30-Day Public Comment Period
January 27, 2020 – February 26, 2020
The FY20/21 NCTCOG Solid Waste Program project rankings and recommended funding allocations recommended by the Resource Conservation Council’s (RCC) Grant Selection Subcommittee are included in the table below.  The subcommittee met to review and score all grant applications on January 21 and 22, 2020.  The subcommittee’s recommendations will be presented to the RCC for approval on February 13, 2020 at 1:30PM in the William Pitstick Conference Room at NCTCOG offices, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011.  This is a public meeting that anyone may attend.
Please keep in mind, the funding amount ultimately awarded to grantees is contingent upon RCC, NCTCOG Executive Board, and TCEQ approval.  If you have any questions, please contact Cassidy Campbell at 817-608-2368 or

Rank Entity Project Title Funding Requested Recommended Award
1 City of Frisco Enhancing Source Separated Cardboard Recycling $      87,533.00  $        87,533.00
2 City of Plano Reducing Recycling Contamination - Education at the Cart Pilot Study Supported by the Mobile Recycling Education Vehicle $   199,996.00  $      118,593.00
3 Hood County Hood County Recycling Improvement Project $      58,070.00  $        58,070.00
4 City of Dallas Dallas Parks Treecycling Program $   200,000.00  $      200,000.00
5 City of Mesquite Expansion of City of Mesquite Compost Operation $   148,289.00  $      148,289.00
6 City of Mansfield HHW Hauling Trailer $      15,000.00  $        15,000.00
7 City of Fort Worth Special Events Collection Program Expansion $      39,900.00  $        39,900.00
8 City of Princeton Litter Reduction and Education Project $      18,192.80  $        18,192.80
9 City of Heath City of Heath Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program - Public Education Program and Tote Purchase $      18,052.21  $        18,052.21
10 City of Garland City of Garland Recycling and Waste Minimization Technical Study $      70,000.00  $        70,000.00
11 City of Rowlett Solid Waste and Recycling Education Vehicle $      48,172.00  $        48,172.00
12 City of Lewisville Solar Powered Illegal Dumping Cameras $      22,950.00  $        22,950.00
13 City of Southlake City of Southlake Disaster Debris Management Plan $      49,528.00  $        49,528.00
14 City of Fort Worth Environmental Investigation Unit Camera Grant 2020 $   104,525.00  $        79,200.79
15 City of Euless Multi-City Disaster Debris Management Plan $   125,000.00  $      125,000.00
16 City of Burleson City of Burleson Debris Management Plan $      43,218.00  $        43,218.00
17 City of White Settlement City of White Settlement Clean Up Events $   195,000.00 --
18 Arlington ISD AISD Recycling Project $   196,325.00 --
19 City of Cedar Hill Asphalt Recycler and Hot Box $      45,355.00 --
20 City of Denton Denton Illegal Dumping Cameras $      29,427.30 --
21 City of Fort Worth Yard Trimmings Contamination Audit Grant $      66,749.84 --
22 City of Stephenville Technical Study: Alternatives for Type IV Disposal Capacity for the City of Stephenville and Surrounding Areas $   200,000.00 --
23 City of Denton City of Denton recycling dumpster contamination reduction lids and locks $      45,000.00 --
24 City of Irving City of Irving Solid Waste and Recycling Education Project $      15,500.00 --
25 City of Denton City of Denton Public Disposal Area/Recycling Center Improvements and Upgrades $      85,118.20 --
26 City of Richardson Community Recycling Drop-Off Location $   197,000.00 --
27 City of Denton City of Denton Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Strategy $   100,000.00 --
28 City of Cedar Hill Tree Chipper and Mulching Project $   192,490.00 --
29 Kaufman County Kaufman County Source Reduction and Recycling Project $   165,230.00 --
30 City of Denton Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program Enhancement Mobile Events $   108,000.40 --
31 Lewisville ISD Lewisville ISD Styrofoam Recycling Project $      87,475.92 --
32 City of Cleburne City of Cleburne Transfer Station Residential Unloading Stations $   200,000.00 --
33 City of Denton City of Denton Yard Waste Collection Kraft Bags $      35,280.00 --
34 City of Duncanville Household Hazardous Waste Disposal $      35,232.00 --
35 Denton County Denton County Disaster Debris Management Plan Update $      71,566.00 --
36 City of Rowlett Community Cleanup Trailer $      16,553.50 --

The FY20-21 Call for Projects closed at 5:00 PM (CST) on January 6, 2020.

Summary Slides of Grant Applications Received

​Please do not begin the Risk Assessment Survey/Questionnaire. Once all grant applications have been received, someone from NCTCOG will initiate the Risk Assessment process with your organization, if necessary. Some organizations will be exempt since the risk assessment process was already completed by another department. To review the list of exempt organizations, please click on the link to the document included under the "FY20-21 Implementation Grant Resources" drop-down banner, titled "NCTCOG Solid Waste Grants Pre-Award Risk Assessment Status by Subrecipient." Please contact Cassidy Campbell at 817-608-2368 or with any questions. 



  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Public schools and school districts (excluding universities and other post-secondary institutions
  • General and special law districts in accordance with state law with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or municipal solid waste management to include river authorities 
  • Councils of Governments 
  • Only those in NCTCOG's 16-county region are eligible. Non-profits and private companies are not directly eligible but may be subcontracted by eligible public entities. 
  • Local Enforcement
  • Source Reduction and Recycling
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Litter and Illegal Dumping Cleanups and Community Cleanup Events
  • Citizens' Collection Stations and "Small" Transfer Stations
  • Local Solid Waste Management Plans
  • Technical Studies
  • Educational and Training Projects

  • Equipment
  • Construction
  • Contractual
  • Other
    • Postage/Delivery
    • Printing/Reproduction
    • Advertising/Public Notices
    • Signs
    • Training
    • Computer Hardware (under $5,000 and not listed under the "Equipment" category)
    • Computer Software
    • Miscellaneous Other (includes anything not listed anywhere else in the budget) 

**Each line item must meet or exceed $500 to be deemed eligible. 
Since 2004, over 250 grants totaling approximately $16 million, have been awarded to over 50 cities, counties, school districts, and special districts to improve solid waste management inthe 16-county North Central Texas Region. 

Click here for a list of the different projects and entities that have received solid waste management grants from NCTCOG from 2004-2019.

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Every two years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) allocated funds generated by landfill tipping fees to the 24 councils of governments (COG) located in that state of Texas. The COGs use these funds to develop and maintain an array of programs, including an inventory of closed MSW landfills, regional coordination and planning activities, a regional solid waste/materials management plan, and administer the pass-through grant program, among many others. 

All 24 COGs are required by statute to issue a biennial report to the legislature detailing the impacts and results of the pass-through grants. The Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) takes these reports and condenses them into a Funding Report. The most recent report, releaed in February 2017, highlights the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year. Read this report, and previous years' reports here

Learn more about the North Central Texas Council of Government's Solid Waste Implementation Program by watching the video below.