New contract for operations of Pima County landfills, transfer stations | Environment
The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the contract for Tucson Recycling and Waste Services, LLC, on May 14.
This new contract will provide for the outsourcing of landfill and transfer station operations. June 1 is the beginning of this new contract. Tucson Recycling and Waste Services will provide ‘solid waste services at the three Pima County landfills, two transfer stations, and two rural collection centers, as well as to accept the same materials that were accepted under County operations.’ Rural collection centers in Why and Lukeville will be discontinued.
Pima County will continue to own the waste collection facilities; and with the new contractor, the County will save an estimated $250,000 in an annual operating expenses.
Benefits associated with the contract include the continuation of solid waste services at the Sahuarita landfill with the installation of a transfer station after the landfill reaches maximum capacity in the near future; expanded hours of operation and acceptance of mixed stream recycling at the Ajo landfill; year-round acceptance of green waste at the Catalina Transfer Station; and continued operation of the Ryan Field transfer station.
For information regarding solid waste disposal services after June 1, please call Tucson Recycling and Waste Services at (520) 623-7300.