Regional Solid Waste Management Plan(RSWMP) - Draft
The purpose of this RSWMP is to provide the Texoma Region (Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson counties) with a plan that will equip local leaders with the skills and resources necessary to address environmental and economic concerns as they relate to solid waste management in both the near and long term. This will be accomplished by providing specific and actionable goals, objectives, and recommendations designed to improve solid waste management practices and to ensure systems operate as safely and efficiently as possible.
We need your feedback
Your participation in this survey assists TCOG with solid waste planning and will help develop your planning area’s comprehensive solid waste plan. Your response also demonstrates to TCOG that you have implemented a comprehensive solid waste reduction program for your residents.
The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to city and county governments, school districts, and law enforcement districts in their efforts to combat illegal dumping, promote recycling, and ultimately reduce the amount of waste introduced to local landfills.
The MSW program is overseen by the Natural Resources Advisory Committee (NRAC) which consists of members who represent a broad range of interests, including a representative of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, public officials, private operators, citizen groups, and interested individuals.
Renewable Energy - Green Texoma
Texoma already boasts 4 active energy power plants; 1 produces compressed natural gas and 3 produce electricity through: natural gas, wind and hydroelectric generation. Adding to that, Sherman has added a Solar Farm in 2019 that will generate up to 10% of the area's needs. Sherman's green energy and renewable energy consumption are among the highest in the country. According to the US Energy Information Administration, among states producing renewable energy, Texas holds fifth place in electricity generated by renewable energy, and fourth in net summer capacity. Texas leads the nation in wind power generation and was the first state to reach 10,000 megawatts of wind power generating capacity.
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Meet the Team
Municipal Solid Waste
GIS & Planning Program Manager
Natural Resources Advisory Committee Members
Hon. Edwina Lane
Commissioner, Precinct 1 - Fannin County
Mr. Drew Satterwhite
General Manager - Greater Texoma Utility Authority
Mr. John O'Steen
Executive Director - TASWA
Ms. Laura Blanton
Environmental Health Representative - Cooke County
Ms. Polly Boone
General Services Director - City of Gainesville
Ms. Carrie Jones
Director of Public Works - City of Denison
Mr. Jimmy Mrozinski
Superintendent of Public Works - City of Sherman
Ms. Jessica Uramkin
Representative - TCEQ
Mr. John Weda
Fire Marshall - Grayson County
Report Illegal Dumping
TCOG encourages anyone who encounters an illegal dump that has already taken place to report it.
If you observe someone illegally dumping, please call (903) 813-3550 or fill out the confidential Contact Form below.
Information which should be included if possible:
- Date, time and location of incident
- Description of vehicle and license plate number
- Description of person(s) dumping
- What items/materials were being dumped
- Your name and email address (optional)
Only fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.