IRVINGTON LANDFILL

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Objectives To ensure the safety of the public and the environment by monitoring, managing, and controlling landfill gas and groundwater quality.
Location 9900 E. Irvington Rd.
Waste Acreage 12.8
Operation Dates 1978-1988
Status Monitored Only Site
Type Groundwater Protection Project
Annual Budget Approximately $50,000
Contact City of Tucson - Environmental Services 520-791-3175
Description The Irvington Landfill is located on the south side of Irvington Rd a quarter of a mile west of Houghton Rd. This landfill was used for the disposal of municipal solid waste. Today the City monitors fourteen shallow landfill gas probes, one nested deep soil vapor well, and four groundwater monitoring wells around the landfill as part of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ) Aquifer Protection Permit (APP). The landfill is owned and maintained by the City of Tucson.
Additional Info Monitoring has indicated the landfill has not impacted groundwater quality.
Activities Inspections, Landfill Gas Monitoring, Groundwater Monitoring
Last Update Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
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Updates

  • January 27, 2016
    The City submitted the annual report to ADEQ covering the January - December 2015 period. The report discusses the landfill gas, groundwater, and deep soil vapor monitoring and site inspections, and is available in the Attachments section of this website.
  • January, April, July, & October
    The City conducts quarterly landfill gas monitoring at perimeter probes during these months every year to monitor for methane migration at the property boundary.
  • March, June, September, & December
    The City is scheduled to conduct quarterly closed landfill inspections. Reports will be prepared documenting site conditions.
  • January 26, 2015
    The City submitted the annual report to ADEQ covering the January - December 2014 period. The report discusses the landfill gas, groundwater, and deep soil vapor monitoring and site inspections, and is available in the Attachments/Reports section of this website.
  • August 27, 2010
    ADEQ granted approval of the landfill closure construction certification report. This date marks the beginning of the 30-year post closure care period.
  • November 2009-July 2010
    The City closed the landfill according to Federal and State regulations. Closure included construction of the landfill cover for the landfill consisting of a graded earthen cap and landscaping to prevent erosion.
  • 2002
    The City installed a deep soil vapor monitoring well and began routine monitoring.
  • 1995-1998
    The City installed shallow landfill gas monitor probes to monitor methane concentrations between the landfill and nearby homes and began routine monitoring.
  • 1988
    The City stopped accepting waste at the Irvington Landfill.
  • 1987
    The City installed 3 groundwater wells and began routine monitoring.