What We Do

Our Commitment

Republic Services is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities we serve. Southwest Landfill is committed to operating with environmental practices and policies that are good for our customers, local businesses and residents. Our local team of environmental managers, engineers and scientists ensures that the long-term management of the landfill materials is regenerative to the planet.


Southwest Landfill is operated in a manner designed to protect public health and the environment. We regularly monitor and report our activities to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and we strive to meet or exceed all state and federal regulations. All waste is disposed of within the boundary of a constructed landfill area that has been engineered to protect the environment and meets all federal, state and local regulations. There are many environmental protection systems at Southwest Landfill.

Once trash is disposed of, it naturally decomposes and produces gas. A landfill gas management system collects gas through a series of pipes and 78 gas wells. Collected gas is routed to an on-site flare where it is safely destroyed. The Landfill’s surface and exterior gas probes are also regularly monitored to ensure the landfill gas system is operating properly.

The Southwest Landfill team takes multiple steps to protect the environment. All waste is screened to ensure unacceptable waste is not accepted, and our standard operating procedures are designed to exceed TCEQ standards.

Southwest Landfill monitors groundwater safety with 19 individual groundwater monitoring wells.


Waste is accepted from a 150 mile radius. Most of the waste is generated in the Texas Panhandle, while some originates in New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Collection process

Waste is carefully compacted and covered daily to control wind-blown debris and odors, and create a stable engineered hill.

Landfill process