Mission Landfill

To ensure the safety of the public and the environment by monitoring, managing, and controlling landfill gas and site safety.

1056 S. Mission Rd

Waste Acreage

Operation Dates

Monitored Only Site

Groundwater Protection Project

Annual Budget
approximately $5,000

City of Tucson - Environmental Services 520-791-3175


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.


Last Update
Monday Jul 1, 2019

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Project Details


  • 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.


  • Site map includes approximate landfill boundary and landfill gas monitoring point.


  • 2015 Annual Inspection Report
    This report documents the annual inspection activities conducted at Mission Landfill on September 30, 2015.
  • Comprehensive Landfill Investigation Final Report
    The City of Tucson, Environmental Services began the Comprehensive Landfill Investigation in 2000 to evaluate groundwater quality downgradient of landfills owned or operated by the City of Tucson which are not regulated by Sate or Federal Agencies. This is the final report. The text portion of this report is available at this link. To review the full document contact the Environmental Services office at 520-791-3175.
  • Closed Landfills Inspection and Maintenance Report
    The City of Tucson - Environmental Services owns and maintains fifteen closed regulated and non-regulated landfills. This guidance report provides the procedures for inspecting and maintaining those landfills. The text portion of this report is available at this link. To review the full document contact the Environmental Services office at 520-791-3175.