Monthly Household Hazardous Waste Event Canceled

The monthly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event scheduled for tomorrow, May 2, has been canceled to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The City of Tucson has halted all HHW collection until further notice at the main site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive, the Los Reales Landfill site at 5300 E. Los Reales Road, and the monthly collection event at 7575 E. Speedway Blvd.

Visit the Sonoran Desert Rain Garden

A collection of Sonoran Desert plants creates a beautiful, functional, and low-maintenance landscape in the Sonoran Desert rain garden, located just outside the main office of Tucson's Parks and Recreation department. Its native trees and shrubs provide shade, offer food and habitat for local birds, butterflies, and bees, and aid in stormwater capture and infiltration.

Watch the video below to learn more about the garden.

Planning and Development Services Department Moves to Completely Virtual Services

Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) Director Scott Clark recently announced changes in the department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those changes include creating a digital customer service counter with same-day reviews, transitioning all inspections to remote video inspections, and upgrading the website to make it easier to submit plans electronically and pay fees online.