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Solid Waste Department
8601 North Jasman Road
Edinburg, TX. 78541
Phone: 956 - 381 - 5635
Fax: 956 - 292 - 2064

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City of Edinburg Regional Disposal Facility

Since its regionalization in 1997, this activity has surpassed all expectations in its operation and compliance. In addition, its credibility continues to be unquestionable a prerequisite for being considered, by many, as the premier Sanitary Landfill in South Texas. This activity now accepts over 1,100 tons of waste per day transported in over 300 vehicles. With its current permit amendment adding an additional 154 acres and 25 years of landfill disposal capacity, the Edinburg Regional Sanitary Type I Landfill is the only operational long-term source of disposal for South Texas, south of Corpus Christi. In addition the City of Edinburg applied and received authorization to open and operate the first true Type IV C&D Landfill in South Texas. The City’s Regional Type IV Facility is a 147 acre site that now allows the City the ability to provide unmatched waste diversity acceptance to the Valley and South Texas. This facility guarantees that the Valley has a permitted disposal facility for any disaster emergency south of Corpus Christi with an estimated life expectancy of 67 years.

Texans generate on an average about 4.6 pounds of trash per person per day, which translates to the average household generating between a ton and a ton and a half of trash per year. This trash must be disposed off and should be disposed or processed of properly. This means that we should handle our trash in manner which is environmentally sound, efficient and as economical as possible and since many types of waste simply cannot be recycled or handled in any other economical way that does not pose issues is why disposal at well-designed and well-run landfill is the sensible answer and necessary.

Both of the City of Edinburg’s landfills utilize the newest and latest advances in landfill technology to protect public health and the environment thus ensuring long-term integrity of the these systems. As a dedicated environmental steward, the City of Edinburg through the Department of Solid Waste Management ensures that all of our facilities are designed, operated and maintained to meet or exceed local, state and federal Environmental Regulations and Statutes. We continually work with regulatory agencies to insure the City of Edinburg maintains an adequate and viable disposal capacity at our existing sites and thus provide for our citizenship to enjoy the benefits thereof.

Edinburg Regional Type I Sanitary Landfill Permit #956B
Types of Waste Accepted

The following wastes ARE PROHIBITED from disposal at the Edinburg Regional Sanitary Landfill:

  • Regulated Hazardous Waste other than municipal hazardous waste from CESQGs as defined in 30 TAC §335.78 (CESQG hazardous waste may be accepted, provided the amount of waste does not exceed 220 pounds per month per generator);
  • Class 1 Industrial Waste with the exception of wastes, which are Class 1 only because of asbestos content
  • Lead acid storage batteries
  • Used motor vehicle oil and Used-oil filters from internal combustion engines
  • Whole used or scrap tires, per §330.5(e)(4);
  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and any other items containing Chlorinated Fluorocarbon (CFC’s), must be handled in accordance to 40 CFR § 82.156(f) prior to acceptance.
  • Liquid Wastes (some liquid waste is accepted and solidified prior to disposal as discussed in Section 4.23)
  • Municipal wastewater treatment plant sludge's, other types of domestic sewage treatment plant sludge's, and water-supply treatment plant sludge's; Unless it is determined to contain "free liquids" as defined by EPA Method 9095 (Paint Filter Test) and have received prior authorization for disposal
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) wastes, as defined under 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 761, or any material impregnated with these constituents
  • Septic tank pumpings
  • Grease and grit trap wastes
  • Wastes from commercial or industrial wastewater treatment plants; air pollution control facilities tanks, drums, or containers used for shipping or storing any material that has been listed as a hazardous constituent in 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 261, Appendix VIII but has not been listed as a commercial chemical product in 40 Code of Federal Regulations §261.33(e) or (f)

The following special wastes maybe received without prior approval from the TCEQ but with the relevant analytical test results, MSDS documents, or process knowledge documents:

  • Septic tank pumpings, which have been stabilized and pass the paint filter test upon delivery;
  • Wastes from commercial or industrial wastewater treatment plants, air pollution control facilities, and tanks, drums, or containers used for shipping or storing any material that has been listed as a hazardous constituent in 40 CFR, Part 261, Appendix VIII, but has not been listed as a commercial chemical product in 40 CFR § 261.33(e) or (f);
  • Drugs, contaminated foods, or contaminated beverages, other than those contained in normal household waste;
  • Incinerator ash;
  • Light ballasts and/or small capacitors containing PCB compounds with a PCB content of less than 50 parts per million;
  • Waste from oil, gas, and geothermal activities and any other processes subject to regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas when those wastes are to be processed, treated, or disposed of at a solid waste management facility permitted under 30 TAC Chapter 330; and
  • Waste generated outside the boundaries of Texas that contains any industrial waste or any waste associated with oil, gas, and geothermal exploration, production, or development activities; or any item listed as a special waste in this section.
  • RACM--Regulated asbestos-containing material as defined in 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 61, as amended, includes: friable asbestos material, Category I nonfriable ACM ; Category II nonfriable ACM
  • Pesticide (insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, or rodenticide) containers
  • Soil contaminated by petroleum products, crude oils, or chemicals
  • Waste generated outside the boundaries of Texas
  • Slaughterhouse wastes

The City of Edinburg Reserves the right to determine waste acceptability based on the State or Federal Waste Screening Regulations.

Edinburg Regional Type IV Sanitary Landfill Permit #2302
Types of Waste Accepted

  • Solid waste resulting from the construction, remodeling, or repair and demolition of structures, roads, sidewalks, and utilities, including, but not limited to, bricks, concrete, and other masonry materials, soil, rock, wood, wood products, wall or floor coverings, plaster, drywall, plumbing fixtures, electrical wiring, electrical components containing no hazardous materials, nonasbestos insulation, and small quantities of construction related packaging
  • Floor tile
  • Siding
  • Roofing Materials
  • Trees, brush and sod
  • Metal scrap
  • Untreated wood and untreated sawdust; wood pallets
  • Treated wood from demolition projects
  • Processed wood which is not considered to present a significant risk of adverse impacts to groundwater quality, including coated wood
  • Mobile homes and trailers(except the tires and fuel tanks)
  • Furniture (no computer monitors or other components, TVs, VCRs, stereos, etc.) and appliances from which ozone depleting chlorofluorocarbons have been removed in accordance with the provisions of the federal clean air act.

The following wastes ARE PROHIBITED from disposal at the Edinburg Regional Sanitary Type IV Landfill:

  • Putrescible waste;
  • Household waste;
  • Regulated hazardous waste, per §330.15(e)(7);
  • PCB waste, per §330.15(e)(8);
  • Class 1 industrial waste;
  • Class 2 industrial waste;
  • Used oil, per §330.15(e)(2);
  • Lead acid storage batteries, per §330.15(e)(1);
  • Whole used or scrap tires, per §330.15(e)(4), unless split and quartered or shredded and they do not come from a tire disposer/recycler who is reimbursed from the state Waste Tire Recycling Fund;
  • Liquid wastes, per §330.15(e)(6);
  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and any other items containing Chlorinated Fluorocarbon (CFC’s), must be handled in accordance to 40 CFR § 82.156(f)& CFC containing materials, per §330.15(e)(5) prior to acceptance (except as per Section 4.12 of this SOP);
  • Used oil filters from internal combustion engines, per §§330.15(e)(3) and 330.171(d);
  • Radioactive materials, per §330.15(e)(9); and
  • Any other special waste, as defined in 30 TAC §330.3(148), unless otherwise specified in Section 4.23 of this plan.

The City of Edinburg Reserves the right to determine waste acceptability based on the State or Federal Waste Screening Regulations.

Special Conditions:

  • Brush-must be free of any waste material not defined as brush (brush must be clean.)
  • Construction & Demolition-concrete or block must not exceed brick size,
  • Trash-must not contain hazardous wastes.
  • Appliances-written proof must be provided that refrigerant (CFC) has been properly removed from refrigerators and air conditioners; if no proof is available the compressors must be removed before acceptance.
  • Tires-rims must be removed; maximum size must not exceed 11.0 X 22.
  • Class II/Maquiladora Waste-requires prior authorization, waste profile sheet and manifesting.
  • Non-Regulated Asbestos-requires prior authorization, waste profile sheet and manifesting.
  • Dry Sludge-requires prior authorization, waste profile sheet and manifesting.
  • Covered Loads-all loads must be covered or tied down to avoid 15% penalty charge.