About Us

Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) is a locally owned and managed Texas group of companies, committed to its customers, the communities it serves, its employees, its neighbors, and to being good environmental stewards. The family of companies includes: Texas Disposal Systems, Inc., 1978, Texas Disposal Systems Landfill, Inc., 1988, TDS Excavation Services, L.L.C., 2008, TDS Land Management, L.P., 2000, Texas Landfill Management, L.L.C. 1998.

TDS helps communities, organizations and schools manage and divert waste to beneficial uses. Our commitment to diversion is evidenced by our fully integrated facility, which incorporates solid waste disposal, compost production and recycling operations. We provide the highest quality and most environmentally friendly waste processing services in the best interests of our customers, employees and the community.

Watch and read more about how we help communities, businesses and partners throughout Central Texas.

Our History

In 1977, brothers Bob and Jim Gregory founded TDS with $10,000, one customer, one truck and plenty of determination. With a deep commitment to customer satisfaction and environmental responsibility, the brothers began to turn their independently-owned business into an award-winning and household name.

Four decades later, and still under the direction of Bob and Jim Gregory, TDS is now one of the largest independently-owned resource management companies in the country. With more than 900 employees, TDS has offices in Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, San Angelo, Alpine, Weimar and Sealy.

TDS also operates the TDS Landfill, the Materials Recovery Facility, five transfer stations and several large-scale composting operations. Additionally, TDS owns several other business entities, including TDS Metals, Texas Organic Products and Garden-Ville.

Leadership Team

Bob Gregory

Bob Gregory

Co-Owner, President, and CEO

Bob Gregory

Co-Owner, President, and CEO Read More
Jim Gregory

Jim Gregory

Co-Owner, Vice President and Landfill Manager

Jim Gregory

Co-Owner, Vice President and Landfill Manager Read More
Tom Mistler

Tom Mistler

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Tom Mistler

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Read More
Gary Newton

Gary Newton

J.D., General Counsel

Gary Newton

J.D., General Counsel Read More
Suzanne Zarling

Suzanne Zarling

Vice President of Corporate Development

Suzanne Zarling

Vice President of Corporate Development Read More
Larry Laine

Larry Laine

Director of Facilities

Larry Laine

Director of Facilities Read More
Walter Black

Walter Black

Director of Safety

Walter Black

Director of Safety Read More
Julio Castillero

Julio Castillero

Director of Operations - Residential Systems

Julio Castillero

Director of Operations - Residential Systems Read More
 Rick Fraumann

Rick Fraumann

Director of Sales

Rick Fraumann

Director of Sales Read More
Eric Krauss

Eric Krauss

Director of Operations - Commercial Services

Eric Krauss

Director of Operations - Commercial Services Read More
Janice Brewster Martinez

Janice Brewster Martinez

Director of Human Resources

Janice Brewster Martinez

Director of Human Resources Read More
Randy Meier

Randy Meier

Director of Finance

Randy Meier

Director of Finance Read More
Michael Perez

Michael Perez

Director of Operations - Site Services

Michael Perez

Director of Operations - Site Services Read More
Stacy Schmitt

Stacy Schmitt

Director of Marketing and Communications

Stacy Schmitt

Director of Marketing and Communications Read More
Grant Shelton

Grant Shelton

Controller

Grant Shelton

Controller Read More
Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Director of Operations - Logistics

Sarah Smith

Director of Operations - Logistics Read More
Brandon Smitheal

Brandon Smitheal

Director of Operations - Offsite Services

Brandon Smitheal

Director of Operations - Offsite Services Read More
Spencer Williams

Spencer Williams

Director of Information Technologies

Spencer Williams

Director of Information Technologies Read More
TDS History

Serving Our Community

From the very beginning of our business, we have strived to conduct our business affairs ethically and with integrity. We work tirelessly to make a noticeably different, noticeably better impact.

As part of our mission to serve the community, TDS also focuses on helping qualified non-profit organizations in fundraising, education and recognition programs. Through these ventures, TDS has helped raise approximately $25 million for non-profit organizations.

With a deep commitment to impact the communities we serve, TDS is proud to partner with communities by teaching others how to recycle and compost to preserve resources. Shown at left is Team Trashing Cancer, a racing team comprised of TDS employees, friends and family at the 2018 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Austin.