What We Do

Our Commitment

Blue Ridge Landfill is committed to being a good neighbor to our community and 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.


Blue Ridge 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 (TCEQ), 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 Blue Ridge Landfill.

Landfill gas is collected through a system of 181 extraction wells. The collected landfill gas converted to usable energy, as it is piped directly to an industrial end user 33 miles from the Landfill. In addition, the Landfill’s surface and exterior gas probes are also regularly monitored to ensure the landfill gas system is operating properly.

Protection of all water sources is a priority at Blue Ridge Landfill. The Landfill is designed with a highly engineered composite liner system designed to contain any liquids that percolate through the solid waste. The liquids are transferred to a water treatment facility. Surface water at the site is controlled through a series of diversion berms and drainage ditches to preserve its quality. In addition, Blue Ridge Landfill assesses groundwater with 26 individual groundwater monitoring wells. Each well is routinely tested to verify the groundwater’s safety.

The Blue Ridge 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 the TCEQ standards. More than 700 acres of the Blue Ridge Landfill property is dedicated to non-landfill operations.


We service 350 collection routes throughout the Greater Houston, and we operate 3 transfer stations.

Collection process

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

Landfill process

Blue Ridge Landfill is committed to sustainable practices through an on-site gas-to-energy plant that produces enough energy to power 2,000 homes per year.

Sustainability process