Local, State and Federal Regulations

Waste Management's approach to environmental protection is centered on words like responsibility and compliance and at Covel Gardens Landfill, complying with environmental laws and regulations is the minimum requirement, never the final goal.

Covel Gardens is designed and operated under the rules and regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ("TCEQ") and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"). As a modern state-of-the-art landfill, every square foot of the disposal area is designed and constructed with clay and synthetic liner systems and leachate collection and removal systems. These important safeguards are in place to protect groundwater.

For more information on landfill rules and regulations, visit the TCEQ website.

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