The Tohono O’odham Solid Waste Management Code was adopted February 12, 1997, amended October 16, 1997, by the Tohono O’odham Legislative Council. The purpose of the Code is to manage and regulate the storage, collection, transportation, and disposal of solid waste and certain hazardous waste on lands of the Nation in order to protect the Nation’s environment, its natural resources, the political integrity and economic security of the Nation, and the health, safety and welfare of its members and all persons present on the lands of the Nation.
Permits for Collection & Transportation
Chapter 9, Section 901 states that any person, including the Program, which is involved in collection or transportation of solid waste or hazardous waste on lands within the boundaries of the Nation, must apply to the SWRO for a permit, provided that any individual member of the Nation wishing to transport solid waste from his or her own household to an authorized solid waste landfill may do so without a permit from the SWRO so long as such transporting does not scatter debris on the roadways of the Nation. The Permit shall provide for the classes of vehicles to be used, the routes and locations to be serviced, the fee schedule for solid waste pick up and use of the bins, the fee to be paid for a permit, a system to document proper disposal in authorized solid waste landfills, the right of the SWRO to inspect vehicles and bins and to enforce compliance with the Plan and the Code, and any other matters that are within the powers of the SWRO to enforce.
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With submittal of the permit application the following documents are also required:
- Copy of identification and/or valid driver’s license
- Worker Safety and HAZMAT certificates
- Certificate of Insurance
- Vehicle identification and/or license registration information
- Business & Professional Operator License
- Tribal TPT
- Scope of Work
- Health & Safety Plan
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Questions on the application? Contact the SWRO at (520) 383-8681