Issue Date: 1989-09-01
Revised Date: 2019-09-01

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Health

Origin Date

September, 1989 by S.B. 1519, 71st Leg., R.S.


Solid waste disposal fee is 94 cents per ton received for disposal at a municipal solid waste landfill if measured by weight. For compacted solid waste, 30 cents per cubic yard. For non-compacted solid waste, 19 cents per cubic yard. Permit fee for sludge or similar waste applied to the land for beneficial use set between $1,000 and $5,000. Comparable fees may be charged for other means of solid waste disposal.
Fee may not be charged for scrap tires deposited in a designated recycling collection area or for source separated materials composted at a facility. Compost used at the facility is not exempt from the fee. Annual registration fee for a transporter of municipal solid waste shall be reasonably related to volume or type of waste transported. Registration fee charged is between $25 and $500.

66.7% of the revenues are dedicated to the commission's municipal solid waste permitting and enforcement programs and support activities and 33.3% to local/regional solid waste projects.

A person may not apply Class B sludge on a land application unless they have obtained a permit and paid a fee of not less than $1,000 or not more than $5,000 (deposited to GR Fund 0001).

The commission shall charge an applicant a $2,000 application fee for a permit for a municipal solid easte facility (deposited to GR Fund 0001).

Due Date

On date determined by the commission.


Administering agency changed from the Texas Department of Health (501) to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (582) by S.B. 2, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.

Rates amended by H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.

Amended by H.B 7, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.

Amended by S.B. 1051, 73rd Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 3072, 74th Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 959, 74th Leg., R.S.

H.B. 3231, 75th Leg., R.S. split allocation between GR Account 5000 - Solid Waste Disposal Fees and GR Account 0549 - Waste Management.

Agency name changed from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and Class B sludge permit added per H.B. 2912, 77th Leg., R.S.

H.B. 7, 83rd Leg., R.S. changed fees from $1.25 to $0.94, $0.40 to $0.30 and $0.25 to $0.19. Also, changed allocation of revenue from 50/50 to 66.7% and 33.3%.

H.B. 1331, 86th Leg., R.S. added municipal solid waste facility application fee.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 20
Receipt Category 12 – Health
Receipt Type 10 – Business/Professional Fees
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A