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Landfill

Using the Landfill

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The City of Edinburg Regional Landfill is happy to announce that a permit is no longer needed in order to utilize our facility. We have also changed our billing policy and will no longer be billing against an account as all payments will be received upon disposal. Below is a breakdown of what is needed: 

  • City Residents, in order to qualify for the free utilization of the landfill, will require a Texas driver’s license or ID with current city address, a current utility bill (reflecting their name and mailing address) for address verification or for Residents  in the NAWSC and/or SWSC their DL or ID and their current water bill showing City "Garbage Servcices" are being paid for. All non-resident users will be charged the outside city rate. 
  • Edinburg Business' do not qualify for the use exception but will require a current utility bill showing that the buisness address is in Edinburg for the in City rate. All others will be charged the outside city rate. 
There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to these policies.
 
All loads entering the Landfill must be weighed or measured and inspected before entering the site. The inspection ensures that all materials being allowed for disposal meet with applicable state and federal material disposal laws.

What we are going to look for during random or unannounced inspection; staff will: 

  • Ensure general operational compliance with approved plans for waste acceptance
  • Identify potential and actual nuisance items
  • Review transportation logs and paperwork
  • Inspect for odor, vector, litter, and fire controls
  • Review unloading and compacting procedures
  • Checks for prohiobited items such as those listed below in "Prohibited Materials"
 In general, using the Landfill involves the following steps:

Follow the Site User Rules.

  • NO - CASH PAYMENTS ACCEPTED
  • NO - CAMERAS / VIDEO EQUIPMENT
  • NO - SMOKING ALLOWED ON THESE   PREMISES
  • NO - SALVAGING OR SCAVENGING
  • OBEY ALL POSTED SIGNS
  • OBEY ALL INSTRUCTIONS FROM SITE PERSONNEL
  • SPEED LIMIT IS 20 MPH
  • RESIDENTS MUST SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCY
  • ALL LOADS MUST BE COVERED OR THEY WILL INCUR FINES
  • ALL VEHICLES MUST CHECK IN AND ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION
  • ALL MINORS/PETS MUST REMAIN IN THE VEHICLES AT ALL TIMES
  • ALL PERSONS  MUST STAY WITHIN 10FT OF THEIR VEHICLE
  • USERS OF THE FACILITY DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK
  • LANDFILL AND/OR CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL INJURIES TO USERS OR DAMAGES TO USERS PERSONAL PROPERTY

Drive on to Weight scales or public lane.  Inform the Attendant of the materials your are wishing to dispose and notify the attendant if you have anything other than regular household trash. We will measure your vehicle/trailer and its contents. If you are a City Resident and have provided proof of residency there will be no cost for disposal of household garabge, brush/lawn trimmings and appliances; all other waste such as construction/demolition material, rocks, concrete, swings, or any other material that may not be usually picked up by the City's Brush and Bulk item Collection Services will incur a fee for its disposal.  We do not accept cash or checks; but do accept all major credit cards.  All incoming loads unot the Landfill must tarpped or should have a cover during the transport. If not the Landfill will assess a 15% surcharge  per load. 

Pick-up trucks hauling a trailer must enter the landfill 30 minutes before closing. 18 Wheelers must enter the landfill before 2:30 p.m.

Dump your waste in the designated area or Landfill site as directed by the Attendant.

 Drive on to the outbound scale.  

  • For City approved Commercial Contract Haulers we will either weigh your vehicle and its contents upon your exit or utilize our stored tare weight for your vehicle. We will then subtract the weight of your vehicle from your inbound weight and bill you accordingly. 
  • For City Residents or Public Users your transaction has already been concluded. 
City of Edinburg Residents Fees are applicable to all users of the Landfill with exception for City Residents hauling household trash, appliances or brush. Residential garabage will be accepted for free with proof of residency for residential accounts. These incoming waste loads must be transported covered and with no other trash such as rocks, dirt, construction/demolition materials or other similar types of waste or they will incur the disposal fee of $8.33 per cubic yard, with a $25.00 minimum. 

Commercial or buisness accounts will be charged a fee of $8.33 per cubic yard, with a $25.00 minimum. 

A current water bill is required for confirmation of residency or buisness address. This exception does not apply to any construction material which shall be charged at gates rates.
 
Landfill Rates & Fees


City Residents & Businesses:
All City of Edinbnurg Residents may utilize the City Owned Landfill to dispose of their own personally generated household waste, to include brush and/or lawn trimmings, at "NO COST"; but must provide proof of residency within the City Limits of Edinburg. Proof of residency must be in the form of a Picture ID with the  residents current address and the utility bill, including both NAWS and SWSC, demonstrating payment of City of Edinburg "Garbage" Services.

All other local businesses, trash or garbage collectors, manufacturers, factories, commercial
establishments, and all other persons not disposing of their personal household waste, however
such waste has been generated from within the city limits of Edinburg, shall be charged for the use of cityowned or maintained landfill as follows:

Vehicle load (non-hazardous municipal solid waste, brush, construction and demolition materials):

$8.33/CU.YD. ($25.00/TON)
(Minimum of $25.00 charge per load)
Proof of construction being conducted within the city limits of the City of Edinburg must be provided by the contractor or individual performing the services prior to disposal and is subject to verification.
Rate is subject to applicable surcharges, disposal fees, local and state taxes, etc.

Non-Contract Outside Haulers:
Government entities, waste haulers, contractors, or individuals disposing of waste generated from outside the City of Edinburg shall be charged for the use of city-owned or -maintained landfill as follows:

$11.67/Cu.Yd.   ($35.00 / Ton)
(Minimum of $25.00 charge per load)
Rate is subject to applicable surcharges, disposal fees, local and/or state taxes
User shall be responsible for producing weight verification if required.

Tire handling fee $5.00

Surcharge for uncovered load 15% of load fee

Special Waste
Special Waste disposal at the City of Edinburg landfill requires written approval prior to disposal by the Department of Solid Waste Management Director. Special handling requirements for special waste may necessitate additional handling fees. Questions, requests for assistance, or written approval concerning special waste or hazardous waste should be directed to the Department of Solid Waste Management at 956-381-5635.

Tires
Residents may bring up to 4 passenger tires to the landfill, for free, per year with Drivers License and City of Edinburg utililty bill matching the address. Additonal tires will be chgarged at $5 per tire. All other tires and commercial customers are accepted at the following rates.

Yard Trimmings
Yard trimmings will be accepted for free with proof of residency for residential accounts. Although, load must be brought covered and with no trash such as plastic bags, rocks, dirt, or other type of waste. Commercial accounts pay a fee of $8.33 per cubic yard, with a $25.00 minimum.

Used Oil Recycling
Texas law prohibits dumping used oil on land or into sewers or waterways. This includes the use of used oil as a dust suppressant. Texas has also banned used oil filters from being placed in or accepted for disposal in a landfill.

  • Edinburg Recycling Center - "Do it yourself Oil Drop Off"

Prohibited Materials
These items/materials are strictly prohibited from entering our Landfill:

  • NO - EXPLOSIVE, TOXIC OR REGULATED HAZARDOUS WASTE
  • NO - CLOSED DRUMS
  • NO - LEAD ACID BATTERIES
  • NO - PCB CONTAINING MATERIALS
  • NO -  ITEMS CONTAINING CFC’S
  • NO - USED MOTOR VEHICLE OILS OR FILTERS
  • NO - LIQUID WASTE
  • NO - UNTREATED MEDICAL WASTE
  • NO - WHOLE OR SCRAP TIRES
  • NO - SEPTIC TANK PUMPINGS OR UNAUTHORIZED SLUDGES
  • NO - RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

En Espanol - Estos artículos / materiales están estrictamente prohibidos de ingresar a nuestro vertedero:

  • NO - RESIDUOS PELIGROSOS EXPLOSIVOS, TÓXICOS O REGLAMENTADOS
  • NO - TAMBORES CERRADOS
  • NO - BATERÍAS DE ÁCIDO PLOMO
  • NO - PCB QUE CONTIENE MATERIALES
  • NO - ARTÍCULOS QUE CONTIENEN CFC'S
  • NO - ACEITES O FILTROS DE VEHÍCULOS DE MOTOR UTILIZADOS
  • NO - DESECHO LÍQUIDO
  • NO - DESECHO MÉDICO NO TRATADO
  • NO - LLANTAS ENTERAS O DESECHADAS
  • NO - BOMBAS DE TANQUE SEPTICO O LODOS NO AUTORIZADOS
  • NO - MATERIAL RADIACTIVO

Please call our office to learn how and where to dispose of prohibited items, 956-381-5635