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    Jan 12, 2022 - County residents may take their vehicle tires to be recycled for free to the Pima County Waste Tire Collection facility at 5301 W. Ina Road.  
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    Nov 01, 2021 - PDEQ is hosting a virtual public hearing to obtain comments regarding the proposed Becton, Dickinson & Company (BD) Air Quality Permit. Documents related to this permit are available at the PDEQ office located at 33 N Stone Ave, Suite 700, Tucson, AZ, 85701and through PDEQ’s Air Quality Permit Public Notice website. Written comments regarding this project will also be accepted by PDEQ during the official Public Comment Period which began on September 17, 2021 and ends on December 17, 2021. The Virtual Public Hearing will be held via WebEx. 
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    Oct 21, 2021 - The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) is holding an In Person Open House on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Lauffer Middle School, 5385 E. Littletown Road, Tucson. All in-person attendees are encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and face masks will be required. The purpose of this open house is to share information on the proposed Becton, Dickinson & Company (BD) Air Quality Permit. Written comments regarding this project will be accepted by PDEQ during the official Public Comment Period which began on September 17, 2021 and ends on December 17, 2021. 
    Walk 'N' Roll to School 
    Sep 30, 2021 - Pima County encourages students to use active transportation to get to school during the week of October 4 - 8, 2021 by hosting Walk 'N' Roll to School Week. The purpose of this week-long event is to promote active ways to get to school, such as walking, biking, scootering, skateboarding, or rollerblading, in order to reduce congestion and emissions from motor vehicles near schools. Walk 'N' Roll to School Week also promotes physical fitness, builds community, and inspires families to use their feet more often for their school commute.  
    Car Free Day 
    Sep 20, 2021 - World Car Free Day is this Wednesday, September 22nd, and the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) Clean Air Program will celebrate with two mini-fairs for commuters who use alternate modes of transportation. In the morning, snacks and beverages will be offered to commuters who walk, bike, skate or scooter at Rillito Park, along The Loop east of First Avenue, 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. At lunch time, more snacks will be on offered at Jacomé Plaza in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library at Stone and Pennington, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDEQ will also be providing information about air quality and ways to make using alternate modes of transportation easier.