History & Economic Impact of WCS in Andrews County

Construction of Waste Control Specialists’ first hazardous waste landfill began in December of 1995. Twenty years later, the company holds multiple state and federal licenses and permits to treat, store and dispose of low-level radioactive waste at its 14,000-acre site in Andrews County. WCS currently operates four independent disposal units.

The economic investment and contributions have been significant for Andrews County. (The following numbers are updated quarterly. The current numbers are as of April 8, 2021.)

  • Over $300 million in fixed-asset investments in Andrews County.
  • WCS employs more than 110 individuals at its Andrews, TX site. 
  • The annual payroll at Andrews site is over $15 million (approximately $280 million to date).
  • WCS invests over $100,000 annually in community and charitable endeavors.
  • WCS has paid over $370,000 to the Andrews ISD Education Foundation to date.
  • The Texas Compact facility began operations in mid-2012. The Federal facility came online in mid-2013. That’s when the company and the community began to see significant revenue. 
  • Andrews County receives 5% percent of gross receipts for disposal activities and the State of Texas receives 26.25% of disposal gross receipts.
  • WCS makes quarterly payments to the state and county.
  • WCS has paid approximately $13.8 million in fee revenues to Andrews County since 2012.
  • WCS has paid approximately $60.7 million of disposal fees to the State of Texas since 2012.

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