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Solid Waste Permits

The Richardson City Council has approved an ordinance that requires certain types of solid waste haulers to obtain an annual permit from the City.

The passage of the ordinance brings the City in line with its obligations to the North Texas Municipal Water District that require the City to have a process to track waste from Richardson. The District’s goal is to ensure the waste is sent to a properly permitted landfill or recycling facility and the permitting process allows the City to do that.

Any contractor or private company that hauls construction and demolition debris or commercial or multi-family recycling from within the city of Richardson must first obtain a permit. Large vehicles that haul these types of loads have a tendency to wear down and damage city streets over time.

The permit requires that haulers take all construction and demolition debris to a North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD)-designated facility. NTMWD’s 121 Regional Disposal Facility in Melissa is currently the primary disposal site. NTMWD operates the facility to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations. All recycling materials must be delivered to a facility permitted to accept them in accordance with TCEQ, EPA and all other applicable rules and regulations.

C & D
Commercial/Multi-Family Recycling Requirements

Private companies that provide commercial and multi-family recycling services must apply for a permit to conduct business in Richardson. The licensing program allows businesses and multi-family communities to choose the system that works best for them and will help the City track recycling efforts and promote recycling awareness programs.

To obtain a permit, haulers must agree to pay a fee of 3 percent of the revenue earned for collecting, transporting and delivering recyclable material originating in Richardson. The fee must be paid within 30 days of the conclusion of each quarter to keep the permit active.

A permit may be revoked for:

  • Failure to maintain the required insurance or to provide sufficient proof of insurance.
  • Violation of the ordinance.
  • Violation of terms set forth in the permit.
  • Transporting materials to an unauthorized facility.
  • Failure to pay the permit fee in a timely manner.
C&D Debris Removal Permit
Construction & Demolition Requirements

Private haulers that provide construction and demolition debris removal must apply for a permit to conduct business in Richardson. Permits will be issued by the City within 15 business days of receiving a completed application.

To obtain a permit, haulers must agree to pay a fee of 5 percent of the revenue earned for collecting, transporting and disposing of debris originating in Richardson. The fee must be paid within 30 days of the conclusion of each quarter to keep the permit active.

A permit may be revoked for:

  • Failure to maintain the required insurance or to provide sufficient proof of insurance.
  • Violation of the ordinance.
  • Violation of terms set forth in the permit.
  • Transporting materials to an unauthorized facility.
  • Failure to pay the permit fee in a timely manner.
Acceptable C&D debris
  • Brick
  • Dirt
  • Tile
  • Concrete
  • Gravel
  • Shingles/Roofing Material
  • Other materials deemed necessary by the City*
*For specific questions on acceptable materials, call 972-744-4220.

How to apply for a permit
Permit applications are available in the Public Services Department, at City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Suite 203, and they may be downloaded above. Applicants must provide the following:

  • Name
  • Phone
  • Fax number
  • Trade name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Form of business
  • Certificate of insurance and copies of insurance policy endorsements

The permit expires Oct. 1 of each year and may be renewed by submitting a renewal application.

Quarterly Report Deadlines

First report April 30 of current year
Second report July 30 of current year
Third report Oct. 30 of current year
Fourth report Jan. 30 of following year

Failure to meet these deadlines is grounds for revocation of the permit.

121 Regional Disposal Facility
3820 Sam Rayburn Highway
Melissa, TX 75454
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
972-295-6380

Establish an account to dispose of solid waste materials by completing an application in advance. Please allow up to two weeks for processing and approval.

Closed on Sunday and the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Christmas Day

North Texas Municipal Water District
505 E. Brown St., Wylie, TX 75098
Office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
972-442-5405
ntmwd.com

Public Services Department
City of Richardson

411 W. Arapaho Rd., Suite 203, Richardson TX 75080
Office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
972-744-4220
cor.net

Last updated: 1/16/2014 10:12:57 AM