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Nov 13, 2013 12:38 PM by Faye DeHoff

Tangerine landfill to close Dec. 1

PIMA COUNTY - The Pima County-owned Tangerine landfill will be closed effective Sunday, December 1, 2013. The landfill, at 10220 W. Tangerine Road, now approaching its permitted capacity of 6.7 million cubic yards, began operating in 1983 and was the first landfill in the state of Arizona to be fully lined.

Members of the public have several other options available. The newly-opened Marana Regional Landfill, 14508 W. Avra Valley Road, is operated by Waste Management and provides a location for those in the northwest to recycle and dispose of waste. Additional waste disposal and recycling options include Ryan Field Transfer Station (residential only), Catalina Transfer Station, Waste Management's Ina Road Transfer Station, Los Reales Landfill, and Sahuarita Landfill. In addition, several licensed private solid waste haulers are available to provide waste pickup service for a fee.

The Pima County Waste Tire Collection Facility will be moved from Tangerine Landfill back to Pima County's Ina Road Landfill at 5301 W. Ina Road on November 18, 2013. The small amount of remaining capacity at Tangerine Landfill is being reserved for use by Pima County for the disposal of County-generated waste by programs such as Pima County Environmental Quality's illegal dumping cleanups.

For more information regarding the County-owned landfills and transfer stations that are operated by Tucson Recycling and Waste Services, call (520) 623-7300 or visit www.TucsonRecyclingandWasteServices.com <http://www.TucsonRecyclingandWasteServices.com>.

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