Regional Materials Management Plan

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is the state-designated planning agency for municipal solid waste in the 16-county region. NCTCOG works with local public and private sector leaders and the public to analyze regional information, needs, and issues to amend the North Central Texas Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.

The NCTCOG Environment and Development Department has updated the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. The updated plan addresses emerging waste streams and evolving goals, while continuing to promote the reduction of waste and illegal dumping, the recycling and reuse of materials whenever possible, and the handling of waste safely at permitted facilities. Topics addressed include regional goals, demographics, solid waste infrastructure and demand, and modified implementation actions.

Located below are the most current Materials Management plan for both the North Central Texas Region and local cities.

NCTCOG, with assistance from Burns & McDonnell and the Regional Management Plan Subcommittee (RMPS) of the Resource Conservation Council (RCC), finalized the update to both Volume I and Volume II of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan in September 2022. This Regional Plan was approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in July of 2023 and went into effect on August 10, 2023. The Final Regional Solid Waste Management Plan can be found below. For any questions or more information, please contact Hannah Allen at or (817) 695-9215. 

Past Regional Materials Management Plan

Planning for Sustainable Materials Management in North Central Texas

In 2015, the NCTCOG began the process to update the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan to reflect the evolution of solid waste management from 2002 to 2015. In the updated plan, NCTCOG included the goals of the regional solid waste advisory committee – the Resource Conservation Council and recommendations and actions to achieve greater impacts and address emerging trends. This plan also established metrics to have potential to assess impacts of programs and projects over a long-term horizon.

     2015 North Central Texas Regional Solid Waste Management Plan

Solid Waste Management Plan Volume I

The first Regional Solid Waste Management Plan for North Central Texas was published in 1990; with a subsequent amendment of that document in 2002 that was approved by the TCEQ Commissioners in 2007.

     NCTCOG Vol I Adopted signed.pdf (2007)

Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Informal Public Comment Period through TCEQ:
TCEQ is providing an opportunity for informal public comment through September 20, 2022 on the regional solid waste management plans developed by the 24 regional councils of governments. Visit to view the draft plans and provide comments.

Regional Solid Waste Management Public Meeting: 
June 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM via Microsoft Teams

During the Public Meeting held on June 30, 2022, Burns & McDonnell and NCTCOG presented the draft Regional Solid Waste Management Plan for review and feedback. NCTCOG also discussed next steps for approval of the document. Copies of the Public Meeting presentations and a link to a recording of the meeting can be found below. Comments and feedback on the draft Regional Solid Waste Management Plan will be accepted through July 1, 2022 to Hannah Allen at or (817) 695-9215. 

Local Materials Management Plans

City of Arlington Materials Management Plan

City of Dallas Materials Management Plan 

City of Fort Worth Materials Management Plan