The City of Garland has received complaints of an 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

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. For updates, please visit the Garland Environmental Waste website.


A new 24-hour Odor Complaint Hotline has been established for citizens to leave a recorded message about their concerns. The City will respond to those messages during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hinton Landfill Odor Complaint Hotline
Phone: 972-205-3677

  1. Facility Information
  2. Landfill Information
  3. Non-Acceptable Items

Castle Drive Landfill - Permit Modification - Attachment 14 Landfill Gas Management Plan (PDF)

The City of Garland Environmental Waste Services Department owns and operates the following solid waste disposal facilities:

These facilities are permitted for use by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and adhere to all local, state and federal laws.

During inclement weather please call: 972-205-3670 as restrictions may apply.

Transfer Station
1434 Commerce Street, Garland
M - F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat - Closed
Sun - Closed

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.
Sun - Closed