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2019 TxSWANA Conference Call for Papers

Call for Papers - TxSWANA 2019 Conference

Deadline Extended to 31st January 2019.

                                                Calling All Solid Waste Managers and Landfill Professionals!

                                    Submit your conference paper proposals for the TxSWANA conference. The TxSWANA

                                    Conference Committee is looking for presentations that compliment this year’s theme;

                                                             Texas Strong

                                                        Deadline Extended to January 31, 2019

                                                 THE TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR CONFERENCE PAPER IS NOW!


 Potential tracks include:

  • Collections Operations - Garbage
  • Recycling Collections/Processing
  • Transfer Stations (Operations/Permits/Construction)
  • Landfill (Operations/Permits/Construction)
  • Safety (Systems and Behaviors)
  • Disaster Response/Recovery
  • Community Engagement


If you are interested in presenting, please email an abstract to:


Robert H. (Holly) Holder, P.E.

Subject – Call for Papers

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2019 TxSWANA Annual Conference Sponsorship

The 2019 Conference Committee would like to invite you to join as a sponsor and/or exhibitor at The Texas Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (TxSWANA) annual conference that will take place March 24-27, 2019 at the NRG Center. Participating as a sponsor or exhibitor is a great way to showcase your products, equipment, and services. TxSWANA has nearly 600 members from the public and private sectors and over 250 delegates are anticipated to attend this year’s conference.


Requests for booths and payments will not be accepted after March 8, 2019. Please be sure to secure your registration early; space is limited! 


More details are avaialble here..


Texas Volkswagen Settlement Plan Approves Upto 80% Percent Grant to Replace Older Diesel Garbage Trucks


The Texas Volkswagen Settlement Plan has been finalized and includes up to 80 percent of the cost to replace older diesel garbage trucks in municipal fleets with new, lower emission trucks. All local government solid waste fleets in the DFW, Houston, San Antonio, Beaumont, El Paso, Austin, and Bell County areas are eligible to apply for this grant. The following map shows the eligible counties and funding amounts for each area.

Eligible Garbage Trucks: To meet the qualifications, the Class 7 or 8 garbage truck must:

  • have an engine model year 2009 or older;
  • have at least five years of useful life remaining; and
  • be used on a regular route.

If you have questions regarding the TCEQ's Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program, you may contact TCEQ toll free at (833) 215-TXVW (8989).

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