What We Do

Our Commitment

Republic Services is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities we serve. Arlington 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.


Arlington 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 Arlington Landfill.

The Arlington Landfill team takes multiple steps to protect the environment. All waste is screened to safeguard that unacceptable waste is not accepted, and our standard operating procedures are designed to exceed the TCEQ standards. More than 400 acres of the Arlington Landfill property are set aside as flood plains, wetlands and natural wildlife habitats. Many species of birds, water fowl and other indigenous wildlife can be found at the Landfill property.

Once trash is disposed of, it naturally decomposes and produces gas. A landfill gas management system collects gas through a series of pipes and 182 gas wells. Collected gas is cleaned and piped to a treatment plant for reuse as an alternative fuel. The Landfill’s surface and exterior gas probes are also regularly monitored to ensure the landfill gas system is operating properly.

Landfill gas is collected through a system of 182 extraction wells. Some of the collected landfill gas is piped to a municipal waste water treatment plant where it is used to power the system that treats our local community’s waste water.

Protection of all water sources is a priority at Arlington 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 discharged to a municipal wastewater treatment facility. Surface water at the site is controlled through a series of diversion berms and drainage ditches to preserve its quality. In addition, Arlington Landfill assesses groundwater with 30 individual groundwater monitoring wells. Each well is routinely tested to verify the groundwater’s safety.


We service 335 collection routes throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Collection process

Through partnerships with Big City Concrete and Living Earth, Arlington Landfill recycles road construction concrete and wood waste brought to the landfill. Among other uses, these materials are transformed into road base, gravel and mulch. We also accept electronics and appliances for recycling.

Sustainability process

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

Landfill process