Town Hall event for Tucson Water planning: Aug. 16, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the TCC

Thank you to Karl for bringing this to our attention. Karl wrote:

Tucson Water is developing a master plan. Next up in the process is a Town Hall (in person) at the TCC. Details below:

You’re invited to the Town Hall event for the One Water 2100 Master Plan.

As a Tucson Water customer, the City needs your input to help shape our water future.

Join City leaders and Tucson Water representatives to learn about the City’s integrated approach to managing our water resources. Help shape our water future by participating in the One Water 2100 Master Plan process.

When:
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 4-6 p.m.
Register by Friday, Aug. 12

Register here:

https://tucsononewatercommunitytownhall.eventbrite.com/

Where:
Tucson Convention Center
Copper Ballroom
260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Park in lot B near Granada Avenue and Cushing Street

MORE DETAILS:

One Water 2100 is a long-range master plan for managing water resources and infrastructure over the next eight decades. Tucson Water is seeking your input to help shape our water future as part of the One Water 2100 Master Plan. Public involvement is a key component of the Master Plan process to ensure all communities and stakeholders have a voice in the management of our water resources.

Please visit TucsonOneWater.com for more information.

If you require an oral interpretation of this document in a language other than English or would like to request this information in a format accessible to persons with disabilities, please call 520-791-4171.

Si require una interpretacion oral en un idioma que no sea ingles, por favor llame al 520-791-4171.

Ward 6 Office Accepting ALL Non-Recyclable Plastics!

Frustrated that you can only put #1 and #2 plastics (and maybe #5) in your blue bin? Happy that Ward 6 now takes your glass for recycling? Well now you can bring Ward 6 your “non-recylable” plastics to be made into blocks.

Ward 6 office: 3202 E. First Street, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 791-4601
Receptacles for glass and plastics are available as you drive in behind the ward office.

The following info is from a recent newsletter by Steve Kozachik:

Ward 6 is beginning a pilot program that builds on the glass recycling/reuse program already in place.

Plastics that can’t go in your blue recycling bin can be made into blocks by ByFusion.

When you bring your plastics here, please DO NOT also assume we’re after anything that belongs in the blue bin. No cardboard, no cans, no recyclable plastic – just the non-recyclable plastics.

We want your plastic bags that do not belong in the blue bin. We want your bubble wrap. We want your plastic forks and spoons, yogurt containers, and the wrapping that goes around the meat you buy. We want your Saran Wrap and plastic tubs from frozen food. You do not need to wash it out – but please bag up what you bring and toss it into the Plastics Only bin that is now the first thing you see when you drive in behind the ward office.

NO STYROFOAM
NO RECYCLABLE PLASTIC
NO GLASS
NO CARDBOARD
NO CANS
NO GARBAGE

NO SORTING NEEDED – just bring your non-recyclable plastics in bags (not loose).

We collect the plastic, send it to “Tank’s Green & Clean” for baling, truck it to ByFusion for blocking and they send us back blocks to be used in local projects.

The product will be more readily available than concrete or lumber, and it is easier to build with and saves costs. And it keeps the non-recyclable plastic out of the landfill.

At the end of the pilot, we’ll all put our heads together to see if continuing makes sense, and what the real costs vs benefits are. My hope is by the end of the year we’ll have shown the community wants this, is a good partner and not tossing junk into the bin, and that we can demonstrate the economic value of the program. The environmental value is clear.

So now there are 3 bins behind the Ward 6 office; one for Plastic Only, one for glass only and the other is for cardboard.

You can bring all these non-recyclable plastics!!