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Environmental Services

Mission Statement
The City of Nogales, Environmental Services Department (ESD) is entrusted with providing high quality solid waste collection and disposal services for the citizens of Nogales. We are dedicated to carrying out this responsibility in a manner that demonstrates true leadership in environmental management while continuing to provide the highest level of service.

 

What is the Environmental Services Department (ESD)?
Our ESD consists of a set of management processes and procedures that allow our organization to analyze, manage, and reduce the environmental impact of its activities, products and services while allowing it to operate with greater efficiency and control.

 

Purpose
It is our expectation that all Environmental Services employees will embrace and support ESD's commitment to continuous improvements of all its products and services. This includes prevention of pollution throughout our operations and city sites, as well as regulatory compliance of all programs for which ESD is responsible for managing.

 

For Businesses
The City of Nogales provides commercial refuse collection services from two to six times a week, except Sundays and City recognized holidays. We provide a minimal service of 1 cubic yard collected twice a week, or containers as big as 6 or 8 cubic yards collected up to six days a week. Please call the City of Nogales Revenue Department at 520-287-6571 to begin your business’ trash collection today. Please follow the link to find a copy of our Commercial Refuse Collection Service Contract.

 

For Residents
The City of Nogales offers twice-weekly refuse collection in pre-approved City containers only. Please call the City of Nogales Public Works Department at 520-285-5731 to request your approved containers. Please remember that the blue and black containers are City property. They do not belong to you! If you move, please leave the containers at your residence for the next tenants. Taking the bins with you is theft and is subject to prosecution.

 

The City of Nogales has begun fully automated trash collection services in some residential neighborhoods. This service uses a sideload waste collection truck. Please download the flyer to get caught up on the new regulations. New Regulations for Side-loader Residential Waste Collection

 

Regular Trash Collection Schedule

Generally, regular household waste is collected either Monday or Tuesday, depending on your area's collection schedule. To avoid not receiving service, place your trash can on the sidwalk before 6:00 AM. Regular waste should be placed in the City provided grey bin. If needed, the blue bin provided by the City can also be used. Please do not use other bins or place trash on the sidewalk or on top of the bin to avoid messy streets and unsanitary conditions. The lid should be kept closed at all times. Please remove all trash cans from the sidwalk at the end of the day.

 

Please follow the links to the appropriate trash schedules:

 

Medical Waste

The City of Nogales does not collect medical or human pathogen waste. Please click on the links below for more information.

Reciclaje de Jeringas (Spanish)

Needle Disposal (English)

Tiene Medicamentos? (Spanish)

Got Drugs? (English)

 

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