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  • Notice of Proposed Solid Waste Fee Clarification Ordinance

    Jul 21, 2014 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) is proposing a clarification of Ordinance 2013-35 relating to solid waste disposal fees to clarify that fees will remain at the 2013 rate at Pima County’s Sahuarita solid waste disposal facility until conversion to the Sahuarita Transfer Station is necessary. 

    The proposed clarification to the fee schedule is for commercial and residential rates at the Sahuarita Solid Waste Disposal Facility.  At the time Ordinance 2013-35 was adopted, the Sahuarita Landfill was scheduled to be converted to the Sahuarita Transfer Station. It was expected that the conversion from Sahuarita Landfill to Transfer Station would be necessary because the Sahuarita Landfill was expected to reach capacity and be unable to dispose of additional solid waste before July 1, 2014. The landfill is still operational and can still accept solid waste for onsite disposal.  But, under Ordinance 2013-35 the fee to dispose of solid waste at Pima County’s Sahuarita Facility was scheduled to increase on July 1, 2014 because of the anticipated increased cost of operating the Sahuarita Transfer Station.  The clarification to ordinance 2013 is necessary to allow fees to remain unchanged for the Sahuarita Landfill until it is converted to a transfer station.

    A public hearing before the Pima County Board of Supervisors will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at, or after, 9:00 a.m. in the Board Hearing Room, located at 130 W. Congress, 1st floor, Tucson, Arizona. 

    The proposed ordinance is available for review: Sahuarita Solid Waste Fee Clarification Ordinance

    It is also available for review at the PDEQ office and on the Pima County Home Page. If requested, PDEQ can email a pdf version of the proposed ordinance to anyone requesting this service.  For additional information, please e-mail Sarah Walters or call (520) 724-7437.