JohnnyBandW.jpgJohnny Womack, Public Works Director
310 Nolan Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720
Phone: (432) 264-2383
Fax: (432) 263-2527

MSW Permit #0288A


The City's Sanitary Landfill provides an environmentally responsible and regulatory compliant waste disposal site for Howard County residents and businesses.  This department also oversees a recycling program for paper, cardboard, and steel which reduces the tonnage entering the landfill and extends its estimated life of operation.

About the Landfill

The City of Big Spring Landfill is located at the eastern edge of the City of Big spring between Midway Road and Interstate Highway 20.  The landfill is bounded on the south by Midway Road, the west by FM 700, the north by Interstate Highway 20 and the east by native range land.  Primary access to the Landfill is via FM 700.

The City of Big Spring landfill was originally permitted in 1977 as a Type I municipal solid waste landfill.  The landfill currently covers 219 acres.  The layout includes two sites; site 1 measures approximately 185 acres, of which approximately 36 are suitable for trench waste deposition.  Site 2 of the landfill consists of approximately 34 acres, of which the south 28 acres is a closed landfill site. 

The City of Big Spring's sanitary landfill disposes an average of 120 tons of waste per day and must comply with all reporting requirements of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC).  The landfill permit specifies how the City must safely store, process and dispose of waste materials.  All waste must be disposed of in accordance with the rules and and orders of the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and the laws of the State of Texas. Nothing in the permit exempts the City from compliance with any applicable environmental rules, regulations, or laws.

The landfill is located at 4100 East FM 700, Big Spring, Texas 79720.  
View map/get directions.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. year round

Landfill Staff

Eddie Castillo, Utilities Manager
1380 Airpark Drive
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone: (432) 264-2395
Fax: (432) 264-2581

John Vega, Interim Sanitation/Landfill Supervisor
4100 East FM 700
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone: (432) 264-2383
Fax: (432) 264-2375

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