The City of Garland has received complaints of odor coming from the Hinton Landfill, located at 3175 Elm Grove Road. The Garland Health Department now oversees environmental compliance for the landfill and responds to complaints individually. No changes to the waste accepted or the landfill operations have occurred. We believe that any increase in emission of odor-causing chemicals from the landfill is due to weather conditions such as stagnant air, wind speed and direction. The city is aware of this issue and is considering options to help minimize the odor.
Long term solutions may include an increase in the number of landfill gas extraction wells that capture and burn off the odor-causing chemicals. This project, which is projected to exceed $1 million in cost, requires Garland City Council approval. The earliest construction would begin is spring 2017. In the interim, other proposals to minimize the odor are being discussed by the city’s third party engineering consultant. Please visit this website for updates, GarlandEnvironmentalWaste.com.
A new 24-hour Odor Complaint Hotline has been established for citizens to leave a recorded message about their concerns. The City will respond those messages during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the City is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on November 24-25, 2016.
Hinton Landfill Odor Complaint Hotline:
HINTON LANDFILL CUSTOMER NOTICE: Currently, Hinton Landfill Weigh Scales 2 and 3 are operable. However, Scale 1 is inoperable due to a mechanical failure. This scale will be repaired as quickly as possible.
Please expect delays when entering and exiting the Landfill during this time.
These facilities are permitted for use by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and adhere to all local, state and federal laws.
Garland residents can drop off normal household waste for free:
Bring proof of residency such as valid driver’s license or current utility bill.
Unload the waste yourself.
Only bring waste from the household where you reside.
Non-Garland residents and commercial customers will be charged a per-ton fee based on weight of load:
Security deposit is required.
Minimum charge of $10.
Cash, no bills larger than $20 accepted.
Debit/major credit cards accepted except American Express.
Local pre-printed checks only. Bring copy of the driver’s license of person who signed the check.
Transfer Station 1434 Commerce Street, Garland
M - F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Charles M. Hinton, Jr. Regional Landfill and Wood Recycling Facility 3175 Elm Grove Road, Rowlett
M – F 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the general public and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for commercial customers
Sat. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hotline for questions and concerns related to Hinton Landfill operations: 972-205-3671. You may also email: Landfill@GarlandTX.gov.
The following items are not accepted in curbside bins but can be recycled at the following places:
Household Hazardous Waste such as paint, pesticides, fertilizers, pool chemicals. Note: Take items to Home Chemical Collection Center located at 11234 Plano Road or call 214-553-1765 for operating hours.
Plastic Grocery or Cleaner Bags – recycle at your favorite retail store that has a bag collection container at the front of the store.