Tires will remain a problem in Texas

Tires will remain a problem in Texas after Governor Abbott decided to veto SB570. The bill, authored by Sen. José Rodríguez (D-El Paso) was set to fix many of the problems associated with the state’s current scrap tire disposal process and received broad bipartisan and stakeholder support. Today, the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) […]

House Bill 1884 is now law!

  It’s official! As of this Sunday, we are so pleased to announce that the litter bill we advocated for became law! House Bill 1884, authored by State Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson (R –Waco) and sponsored by Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R – Brenham),  allows judges to sentence convicted litterers to up to 60 hours of community service […]

On the Governor’s Desk | SB 570

On the Governor’s Desk | SB 570 Staff at Texas Heritage Protection are so pleased to announce that two of the bills we advocated for (with your help) have passed out of the State’s House of Representatives and Senate. These two bills, House Bill 1884 and Senate Bill 570, are now sitting on the Governor’s desk. […]

On the Governor’s Desk | HB 1884

  ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK | HB 1884 Staff at Texas Heritage Protection are so pleased to announce that two of the bills we advocated for (with your help) have passed out of the state’s House of Representatives and Senate. These two bills, House Bill 1884 and Senate Bill 570, are now sitting on the Governor’s […]

Onward! To the Senate!

We are so pleased to announced that the Texas House of Representatives has passed House Bill 1884! In a session where so many bills and issues are getting ignored, we are so happy that lawmakers chose to make the fight against litter a priority. But the fight isn’t over yet. The Texas Senate still needs […]

One step closer!

  The staff at Texas Heritage Protection is proud to announce that we are one step closer in passing laws that will address the state’s growing litter and illegal dumping problems. As many of you know, Texas Heritage Protection has spent the last two years education state lawmakers and the public about litter and illegal […]

The Skinny on Plastic Bags

What’s really the big deal about plastic bags? Simple: Bacteria don’t like them.

Case Study: A Texas Scrap Tire Pile

A scrap tire pile brings health risks, fires hazards, and sometimes even feral hogs. An example of the havoc tire fires can cause and what messes they usually make

A Scrap Tire’s Legislative History

Ever wonder about scrap tire’s regulatory history? Here’s a brief rundown. Quick fact: That $2 tire fee implemented way back when is still around, except now it doesn’t go into the state’s pocket, it goes to your local discount tire store. We hope they don’t charge you a lot (because they can), and we hope […]

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