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  • New Sahuarita Transfer Station Opened Feb. 1

    Jan 14, 2016 | Read More News
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    Transfer Station TruckThe new Sahuarita Transfer Station, owned by Pima County Department of Environmental Quality and operated by Tucson Recycling and Waste Services, opened at the Sahuarita Landfill on Feb. 1. There was no interruption in service when the Sahuarita Landfill closed and the transfer station opened. 

    The entrance to the transfer station remains the same as the landfill entrance at 16605 S. La Cañada. The new Sahuarita Transfer Station has the same hours and accepts all of the same materials for waste disposal, recycling and disposal of ABOP (antifreeze, batteries, oil, and paint). 

    At the new transfer station, customers will unload their waste from their vehicle on to a large concrete pad. A front-end loader will then deposit the solid waste into large open top trailers and the waste will be transported by trucks to a permitted landfill for final disposal. Using the new Sahuarita Transfer Station will be a more pleasant experience for customers because the drop off and recycling areas are paved, so less dust and mud will be created.  Opening Day at Sahuarita Transfer Station

    The fee for use by residential waste haulers has increased to $17.50 per vehicle (from $15) as long as the waste is less than one ton. If the waste is more than one ton, the cost will be $39 per ton (previously it was $32.50 per ton). Commercial haulers’ fee has increased to $42.95 per ton (from $32.50 per ton) with a $17.50 minimum. 

    For more information, contact Tucson Recycling and Waste Services at (520) 623-7300 or visit their website.

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