EGSD Proposed Rate Increase

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On January 11, 2023, the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson approved rate increases for water and environmental services for the fiscal years 2023-2027. 

The rate adjustments will be effective February 13, 2023.

Environmental Services Proposed Rate Adjustments

Environmental and General Services (EGSD) is a self-supporting enterprise fund of the City of Tucson with rates and fees based on cost of service. The monthly residential rate for services was last increased in 2011. A recent cost of service study recommended a rate increase to maintain current levels of service and ensure the department can meet future costs required for landfill closure and groundwater protection.

Over the last 12 years EGSD has implemented operational changes to reduce costs and has deferred capital improvement projects, however, with new challenges every year, the ES Fund has become unsustainable. The proposed rate increases would be implemented on or after February 13, 2023.


Current Rate

Approved Rate 2023

Proposed Rate 2024

Standard 95 Gallon Cart

$16.75/ month

$20.00/ month

$23.00/ month

Shared Alley Container

$16.00/ month

$19.25/ month

$22.25/ month

 The $12.00 per month Low-Income Assistance Credit (LIAC) will continue to be provided to qualified customers.

Commercial Collection Service Fees, Tucson City Code, Chapter 15-33.3: 

A 10% across the board cost adjustment is proposed for all commercial fee schedules with an effective date of February 13, 2023. The last commercial rate increase was adopted in 2016. 

Disposal Service Fee (Landfill), Tucson City Code, Chapter 15-34.7:  

A $3.00 per ton rate adjustment is proposed for the disposal of commercial waste at the Los Reales Sustainability Campus, with the effective date of February 13, 2023. The last landfill rate increase was in 2011. There is no proposed landfill rate adjustment for self-service residential customers.



Current Rate

Approved Rate

Commercial Waste
Disposal Fee




$32.00/ ton

$35.00/ ton


Agenda Materials for Mayor and Council Meeting of October 18, 2022 (see Item #9)

Rate Increase Virtual Meeting (Recording)