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.
|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:
|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:
How to apply for a permit
The permit expires Oct. 1 of each year and may be renewed by submitting a renewal application.
Quarterly Report Deadlines
Failure to meet these deadlines is grounds for revocation of the permit.
121 Regional Disposal Facility
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:
North Texas Municipal Water District
Public Services Department