Bacterial isolates, which are able to degrade the azo textile dye Congo Red, have been isolated from Bantar Gebang Landfills-Bekasi and Citarum river, West Java. The initial screening using Zhou-Zimmerman medium which contains 50 ppm Congo Red yielded in 6 isolates (D2, I1, I4, L2B, L2C, and M) were able to degrade the dye. Selection for the best isolate using Bushnell-Haas medium showed that isolates L2C was able to degrade up to 98.5% of Congo Red within 3 days. The percentage of degradation was measured using Spectrophotometer at Λ 490 nm. Assessment of biodegradation profile of L2C at 500 ppm, 700 ppm and 1000 ppm of Congo Red showed that in 7 days, the isolates degraded the dye solution by 96.7%, 97.7% and 82.6%, respectively. The degrading rate of the re-isolated L2C cells at 1000 ppm of Congo Red increased up to 97.8% in 7 days when the cells were adapted into the Congo Red dye. Phytotoxicity test for germination using corn seed (Zea mays) showed that the toxicity of filtrate was slightly lower (50%) compared to the Congo Red 1000 ppm solution that is used as a control (67%). Molecular identification based on sequence 16S rRNA gene identified isolate L2C as Enterococcus faecalis.