NTMWD’s Deputy Director for Solid Waste and Integrated Services Jeff Mayfield currently serves as President of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (TxSWANA). Mayfield will preside over their annual convention in Lubbock, TX from April 25-28, 2022. The theme for this year’s conference is “Sustainable Vision for the Future.” TxSWANA is made up of nearly 600 individual members from various areas of the Solid Waste Industry committed to advancing solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research.
For more than 60 years, the national organization SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.
SWANA’s prominent and nationally acclaimed technical conferences and training programs cover all aspects of integrated municipal solid waste management, and the Association is a major policy and technical representative of solid waste management practitioners, executives, companies and government organizations.
“I am honored to serve this great organization and the essential industry professionals that every day provide critical waste services necessary for the citizens of Texas. Trash and recyclables are reliably picked up and we don’t give much thought about where they go. TxSWANA members and the organizations they lead work tirelessly to find innovative sustainable ways to reduce and reuse discards, increase recycling rates and responsibly manage disposal and processing facilities so we may reduce our impact on this great state and the planet. I thank the TxSWANA membership for their tireless work to provide environmentally sound, efficient, and economically competitive solid waste management services and look forward to sharing knowledge at the conference.”
Mayfield oversees operations for the NTMWD Regional Solid Waste System which includes three transfer stations and an operating landfill that processes approximately 1 million tons annually, a contracted compost facility, and a public-private partnership with Morrow Renewables on a High BTU Gas Plant. In the last fiscal year, the gas plant provided NTMWD more than $1 million royalty on the gas produced through a share of the revenue generated which goes toward reducing landfill operation costs. The Solid Waste System also includes the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) award winning Fleet Department who responsibly manages more than 800 on-road and off-road rolling stock. In addition to the Regional Solid Waste System, Mayfield also oversees the NTMWD Environmental Services, IT, Maintenance, and Safety departments.