Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee Calls for Project Submissions in Municipal Solid Waste Management

Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee Calls for Project Submissions in Municipal Solid Waste Management Main Photo

26 Feb 2024

[Permian Basin, Texas] — To support local and regional waste management initiatives, the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission’s (PBRPC) Solid Waste Advisory Committee is pleased to announce a call for project submissions for the Environmental Services Program. This program aims to provide funding for eligible projects that align with the goals and objectives outlined in the adopted Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (RSWMP) for the 17-county Permian Basin region.

Miranda Boler, Regional Services Director, said, “This initiative provides a unique opportunity for entities to contribute to the cleanliness and sustainability of their communities. We encourage eligible recipients to seize this opportunity and submit innovative projects that align with our Solid Waste Advisory Committee’s environmental goals.”

Purpose of the Program

The primary purpose of this program is to provide financial support for eligible local and regional municipal solid waste management projects, contributing to the goals and objectives set by the SWAC and adopted in the RSWMP

Eligible Project Categories

Local Enforcement

  • Projects to prevent illegal dumping of municipal solid waste and liquid waste.
  • Activities include investigating illegal dumping, enforcing related laws, establishing manifesting systems for liquid waste, and educating the public.

Litter and Illegal Dumping Cleanup and Community Collection Events

  • Funding for ongoing activities to clean up litter and illegal dumping of municipal solid waste includes waste removal, recycling, barriers, signage, and placement of trash receptacles.
  • Support for periodic community collection events to address waste materials not covered by regular collection.

Source Reduction and Recycling

  • Projects to reduce municipal solid waste going to landfills by diverting materials for reuse or recycling.
  • Activities involve waste stream diversion, processing, transportation, efficiency improvements, and educational programs.

Local Solid Waste Management Plans

  • Funding for developing local solid waste management plans in compliance with state regulations.

Citizens’ Collection Stations and "Small" Registered Transfer Stations

  • Projects for constructing citizens' collection stations, considering an integrated solid waste management approach.
  • Eligible facilities include transfer stations, recycling facilities, composting facilities, liquid waste storage, and more.

Household Hazardous Waste Management

  • Funding for projects addressing the collection, recycling, and proper disposal of household hazardous waste.
  • Activities may include collection events, transportation costs, recycling, and public awareness programs.

Technical Studies

  • Projects involving data collection, issue analysis, alternative solution evaluation, and public input for solid waste management decisions.
  • Research on closed landfills to assess potential risks to human health and the environment.

Educational and Training Projects

  • Encouragement of educational components in other project categories.
  • Funding for standalone educational projects related to various solid waste management topics.


  • Flexibility for including additional project categories in regional solid waste management plans, subject to TCEQ approval and grant contract amendment.

How to Apply

Interested parties can obtain the grant application from Regional Services Director Miranda Boler or PBRPC’s website. A separate application form is required for each proposed project.

Eligible Recipients

Entities eligible for funding include cities, counties, public schools, school districts, general and special law districts, Regional Councils of Governments, and river authorities. Private and nonprofit companies and organizations are not eligible for direct grant funding but may be engaged as subcontractors for specific grant-funded services.

Project Submission Details

Applicants should provide a detailed description of their proposed projects, covering the aspects of who, what, when, how, where, and why. The description should align with the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan’s goals, objectives, and recommendations. Additionally, applicants must highlight the expected benefits of the proposed project, including its feasibility and impact on waste management in the designated geographic area.

For further information, please contact Regional Services Director Miranda Boler at


About Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission
The Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (PBRPC) proudly serves as the Economic Development District for the Permian Basin, promoting intergovernmental cooperation to address challenges collectively. With a focus on comprehensive regional planning, PBRPC collaborates with member governments to expand industries, enhance global competitiveness, and attract businesses to the region.

Add to Report
View Custom Report