Objectives To ensure the safety of the public and the environment by monitoring, managing, and controlling landfill gas and site safety.
Location 1056 S. Mission Rd
Waste Acreage 7.6
Operation Dates 1963-1970
Status Monitored Only Site
Type Groundwater Protection Project
Annual Budget approximately $5,000
Contact City of Tucson - Environmental Services 520-791-3175
Description The Mission landfill is located near Mission Road and Starr Pass Blvd intersection. This landfill was used for the disposal of Class II trash which includes construction/demolition debris and green waste. The landfill is owned and maintained by the City of Tucson.
Additional Info Evaluation of historical operational records from the landfill indicates that it is a low future environmental risk.
Activities Inspections
Last Update Monday Apr 11, 2016
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Project Details

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  • October-December
    The City will conduct an annual closed landfill inspection during this period. A report will be prepared documenting the site conditions. The latest report should be available for download in the Attachments/Reports section of this website.
  • September 2011
    Landfill gas monitoring was discontinued at Mission landfill. During construction of the new Starr Pass and Mission landfill in 2011 the remaining construction debris and waste in Mission landfill was moved next to Starr Pass overpass and capped. There are no receptors within 2500 feet of that area so landfill gas monitoring was discontinued.
  • March 2011
    The City completed the Comprehensive Landfill Investigation and Closed Landfill Inspection reports. The Mission landfill is discussed in both of these reports. These reports are available in the report/attachment section of this website.
  • 1995-1998
    The City installed two shallow landfill gas monitor probes to monitor methane concentrations between the landfill and nearby businesses and began routine monitoring.