DETCOG Holding Public Meeting on 20-Year Regional Solid Waste Plan

July 15, 2021 - The Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) is in the process of preparing a 20-Year Regional Solid Waste Plan for the 11-County Region. A meeting for review and comments on the plan has been scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the DETCOG Office at 1405 Kurth Drive in Lufkin.  An initial draft of the Solid Waste Plan can be found on the web site at:

“The plan takes a look at what we are doing today with solid waste in the region and how that relates to the population and changes that are expected over the next 20 years,” said DETCOG Regional Planner Bob Bashaw. “It also reviews what is being done to reduce the amount of solid waste going into the landfills and sets some goals for the next 20 years.”

The plan is being prepared by DETCOG in partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  Questions and comments on the plan can be emailed to:

DETCOG is a voluntary association of counties, cities, school districts, river authorities, special districts, a Native American tribe, and other sustaining members in a 11-county region of Deep East Texas. The Counties included are Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler. The region covers an area of 9,413 square miles and has a population of over 353,100.  The organization brings together resources of federal, state, and local governments to help improve the quality of life for the citizens of Deep East Texas.