Objectives To ensure the safety of the public and the environment through site inspections.
Location At the Santa Cruz River, north of Ajo Way
Waste Acreage 27
Operation Dates 1960-1965
Status Monitored Only Site
Type Groundwater Protection Project
Annual Budget approximately $20,000
Contact City of Tucson - Environmental Services 520-791-3175
Description The Ryland landfill is generally located 0.5 mile north of Ajo way between the Santa Cruz River and Interstate 19. This landfill was used for the disposal of municipal solid waste. The landfill is owned and maintained by the City of Tucson. Today the City inspects the landfill annually to correct erosion and other potential issues.
Additional Info Based on a review of the historical operations data, and eight years of soil vapor and groundwater monitoring data, this landfill is a low future environmental risk.
Activities Inspections
Last Update Thursday May 19, 2011
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  • October-December
    The City is scheduled to conduct an annual closed landfill inspection. A report will follow this inspection, documenting the site conditions.
  • June 21, 2010
    The City completed the 2009 Groundwater and Soil Vapor Monitoring report. As discussed in this report, monitoring of the three groundwater monitoring wells and one deep nested soil vapor monitoring well at the landfill was discontinued. Soil vapor and groundwater monitoring data collected from 2001 -2009 indicated that there were no impacts to the groundwater due to the landfill. The City will reevaluate the landfill conditions annually to determine if soil vapor and groundwater monitoring is necessary. The report is available at the report/attachment section of this website.
  • 2000-2002
    The City installed four groundwater and one deep soil vapor monitoring wells and began routine monitoring.