Why Does Illegal Dumping Happen? How You Can Prevent It

Most people want to live in a safe and clean world, but when illegal dumping happens, communities and the environment are threatened. Did you know that a seemingly discarded couch in a field or rolled away old car tire that became a mosquito hotel are examples of illegal dumping? Illegal dumping is defined by TCEQ … Continue reading Why Does Illegal Dumping Happen? How You Can Prevent It

TCEQ forms Engineering Group

TCEQ Engineering Group provides training to maintain an edge during pandemic by Victoria Cann   As part of National Engineers Week, we wanted to highlight what TCEQ engineers are doing to continue to be the best engineers they can. Agency engineers formed the TCEQ Engineering Group to assist up and coming engineers, and maintain a … Continue reading TCEQ forms Engineering Group

Don’t Trash That: TCEQ Releases Recycling Market Development Plan

This week, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality released its Recycling Market Development Plan. The plan is an analysis of the current state of recycling in Texas, including the economic impact of recycling, as well as estimates of how much recyclable material is thrown away instead of being recycled. In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature … Continue reading Don’t Trash That: TCEQ Releases Recycling Market Development Plan

A Q&A with two-time intern of the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program Cristina Barrera

Cristina Barrera graduated in 2017 from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. She interned with TCEQ’s Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program in 2015 and 2016 and is currently attending the Yale School of the Environment for a master’s degree in environmental management. I asked … Continue reading A Q&A with two-time intern of the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program Cristina Barrera

Medical Waste in the Times of COVID

More COVID vaccines means more syringes and test kits. But what happens to all that stuff? Maybe you’ve wondered: is it something I need to be concerned about? Not to worry – we’ve got it under control. Charly Fritz, deputy director of TCEQ’s Waste Permits Division, which regulates the processing and disposal of medical waste, … Continue reading Medical Waste in the Times of COVID