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Businesses, industries, and residents in all communities generate municipal solid waste, more commonly known as trash and garbage. The most environmentally sound management of municipal solid waste disposal is achieved by source reduction through recycling, composting, and disposal in municipal solid waste landfills. Municipal solid waste landfills are engineered
facilities that are located, designed, operated, and monitored to ensure compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality regulations.

The NTMWD provides municipal solid waste disposal services for residents of Collin County and five Solid Waste Member Cities including Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, and Richardson.

The NTMWD owns and operates the 121 Regional Disposal Facility (121 RDF) in Melissa, which is estimated to meet the solid waste disposal needs of the cities served for at least 40 years. The 121 RDF is included in the North Central Texas Council of Governments Solid Waste Master Plan.

The NTMWD operates three municipal solid waste transfer stations (TS) to regionalize the labor and operating costs of transporting municipal solid waste to the 121 RDF for safe and proper disposal. At these transfer stations, municipal solid waste is unloaded from city and private collection vehicles and then reloaded onto larger long-distance transport vehicles for delivery to the 121 RDF. The Custer Road TS, Lookout Drive TS, and Plano Parkway TS are strategically located to provide efficient municipal solid waste collection within the service area.

During the 2011-12 Fiscal Year (October 2011- September 2012), the NTMWD safely disposed of more than 722,000 tons of commercial and municipal waste. The NTMWD Solid Waste Member Cities accounted for 75 percent of the tonnage disposed; outside customers (including private haulers) contributed the remaining 25 percent.

As a benefit to residents of the NTMWD Solid Waste Member Cities, Citizen’s Convenience Centers are available for disposal of materials twice monthly with proof of residency and a current water bill. The Citizen’s Convenience Centers are located at each of the three transfer stations and at the 121 RDF. To further protect the environment, NTMWD also provides a collection site for used motor oil and used oil filters at the Citizen’s Convenience Centers.

 

 
 

 

 

Solid Waste System Members

Allen
Frisco

McKinney
Plano

Richardson




View the Acceptable Waste Handout Download PDF

View the Solid Waste Disposal Process Download PDF