Landfill Operations

Environmental Services offers a wide range of disposal services at Los Reales Landfill which includes recycling of special items and disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW).

Special Handling

Special Handling charges are $42 per ton (minimum $75) and are required for disposal of waste that requires additional operational efforts for proper disposal. Examples of waste that requires special handling include:

Clean Fill (Earthen Material)

Clean Fill is soil type material that is not contaminated with glass, plastic, paper, wood, or metal. It may contain small amounts of organic material that, when compacted, is not visible. It may contain up to 20% (by volume) of rock, gravel, concrete, or asphalt material (inert materials) that are no longer than 12". Clean fill from off-site may be accepted if the generator and/or hauler certifies that the soils are not CONTAMINATED or from a remediation project. Clean fill that can be productively used by the landfill may be accepted at no charge if there is a minimum of 100 tons or cubic yards delivered per day. Small deliveries of clean fill (less than 100 tons or cubic yards) will be charged the commercial disposal rate.

Unaccepted Materials

Do not bring these materials to the landfill!

Do not place these materials in garbage containers or bring them to the landfill - they cannot be disposed of at the landfill:

  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Regulated hazardous waste
  • Regulated Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)
  • Untreated commercial biohazardous medical waste
  • Universal waste
  • Regulated radioactive materials
  • Bulk Liquids
  • Raw septage
  • Units containing refrigerants*
  • Whole tires*
  • Lead acid batteries**
  • Waste oil**
  • Any wastes prohibited by Federal, State of Arizona statute or regulation or City policy.

** Materials accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste collection sites.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection at Los Reales Landfill

The Los Reales Landfill is a satellite drop-off/collection site for the Tucson Household Hazardous Waste Program. The collection site is free for City of Tucson residents. Pima County residents, and residents from the Towns of Marana, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita are subject to a $10 drop-off fee. No commercially generated waste is accepted. More information is available about the Small Business Waste Acceptance Program.

These HHW materials are accepted at Los Reales:

  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Cleaning products
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Lawn and garden chemicals
  • Drain openers
  • Automotive fluids (5 gallon limit for oil)
  • Glues
  • Flammable products
  • Propane tanks
  • Fluorescent bulbs (tubes and compact fluorescents)
  • Anything labeled toxic, poison, danger, acid, or caustic
  • Computers (one computer per household). To dispose or recycle multiple computers call 623-7162

Televisions are not accepted for recycling at the landfill. Only residential televisions may be disposed of safely in the landfill.

For information on disposal of materials other than municipal solid waste (i.e. process manufacturing waste, petroleum-contaminated soil, asbestos, etc.) call 520-791-4183.