Health & Safety Code Section 363.119
Funding Solid Waste Management Services
(a)A public agency may establish a solid waste management fund to make payments for solid waste management services covered by contracts entered into by the public agency.
(b)A public agency may agree to make sufficient provision in its annual budget to make payments under its contracts.
(c)Payments to be made by a public agency under a contract may also be made from revenues of the public agency’s solid waste, water, sewer, electric, or gas system or any combination of utility systems.
(d)As a source of payment or as the sole source of payment, a public agency may use and pledge available revenues or resources for and to the payment of amounts due under contracts and may enter into covenants concerning those sources of payment to assure their availability if required.
(e)A public agency may establish, charge, and collect fees, rates, charges, rentals, and other amounts for services or facilities provided under or in connection with a contract. Those fees, rates, charges, rentals, and other amounts may be charged to and collected from the residents of the public agency, if any, or from users or beneficiaries of the services or facilities and may include water charges, sewage charges, and solid waste disposal fees and charges, including solid waste collection or handling fees. The public agency may use and pledge those fees, rates, charges, rentals, and other amounts to make payments required under a contract and may enter into a covenant to do so in amounts sufficient to make all or any part of the payments when due.
(f)A public agency that has taxing power, and that at the time of entering into a contract is using its general funds, including its tax revenues, to pay all or part of the costs of providing solid waste collection, transportation, and disposal services, may agree and pledge that the contract is an obligation against the taxing power of the public agency.
Section 363.119 — Funding Solid Waste Management Services,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.363.htm#363.119 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).