Plant Swap Sept. 24 – Mark Your Calendars!

From Linda Phelan:

Once again the Garden District is hosting a huge plant swap and give away. It is always a fun and uplifting event and Mort and I will be giving away hundreds of plants from our gardens. I will post again as the time draws closer. We hope to see you there!

FALL PLANT SWAP AND GIVE AWAY – Saturday, Sept, 24. Start preparing for a Plant Swap and stockpile some favorite plants to share. A plant swap is where neighbors share, swap, or simply give away plants to neighbors. You might share cactus, bulbs, aloe, cereus, spider plant babies, agave, century plants, cuttings from geraniums, pothos, mint, etc. Also, seeds are wonderful to share at a Plant Swap — from wildflowers to veggies. Put your plants in papercups, plastic pots, or fancier containers. Be creative!! We’ve seen plants in shoes and old kids’ trucks.

— Linda Phelan and Mort Womack

Brush and Bulky Pickup in ONE WEEK (starting 6am August 29, 2022)

Tired of the piles of brush and trash in your yard that are making a nice home for the roof rats?

Enjoy seeing our Tucson workers with their cute little Bobcat Backhoe Loader?

Then get ready for. . . Brush and Bulky, August 2022!

From the Brush and Bulky website:

With Brush & Bulky, crews visit each of Tucson’s 26 residential trash service areas twice each year to provide Brush and Bulky Collection. This is your opportunity to clean your yard, garage, or storage shed and get rid of any debris. Materials are collected throughout your collection week so please have everything set out by 6 a.m. on Monday.

Brush & Bulky+ will collect:

Appliances (Remove freezer/refrigerator doors)
Auto tires (Limit 5-Placed in separate pile)
Brush (Up to 5' Long/ 24"diameter)  
Cacti (Boxed up for safety - 25 lbs. limit)
Furniture and Carpet
Lumber (Up to 5' Long- Placed in a separate pile) 
Scrap metal and Pipes (Up to 5' Long)

Any items other than those listed above will NOT be collected.

Compressed Gas / Air Cylinders
Construction Material
Dirt, Stone, Rocks, and Gravel
Glass / Mirrors
Household Hazardous Waste (Paint, Oil, Pesticides, Solvents)
Televisions / Computer Monitors

Also, at other times of the year, consider “One Call Hauls it All”

One Call Hauls it All! Brush & Bulky Anytime

A special trash collection can be ordered any time by calling Customer Service at 520-791-3171 or e-mail Consider ordering a special pickup if you have a large quantity of bulky refuse that you are unable to take to the landfill and your Brush and Bulky service is not scheduled soon.
Fees for Special Collections are:

$55 for a special brush & bulky collection. (up to 10 cubic yards)

$25 for each additional 15 minutes of collection time and $5 for each additional cubic yard.

Place materials where you would normally set out for scheduled brush & bulky pickup.

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.

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

Register here:

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


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 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.