TEP Recycles Green Waste – Tucson Electric Power

Feb 15, 2019
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Welcome to TEP's Green Waste Recycling Program, in partnership with Barrett Propane Prescott. As a leading provider in sustainable energy solutions, we take pride in our commitment to environmental conservation. In this article, we will explore the importance of recycling green waste and the steps taken by TEP to contribute towards a greener future.

Why Recycle Green Waste?

Green waste, also known as organic waste, includes various biodegradable materials such as leaves, grass clippings, tree trimmings, and plant debris. Recycling green waste plays a vital role in reducing landfill waste, minimizing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and promoting a healthier ecosystem.

TEP's Green Waste Recycling Program

TEP recognizes the significance of green waste recycling and has implemented a comprehensive program to handle and recycle such materials efficiently. Through our partnership with Barrett Propane Prescott, we have established a sustainable solution for managing green waste in the Tucson area.

Collection Process

TEP and Barrett Propane Prescott have collaborated to set up designated collection points across Tucson. These collection points are strategically located to ensure convenient access for both residential and commercial entities. We offer scheduled pickups and encourage individuals to drop off their green waste at these designated locations.

Sorting and Processing

Once the green waste is collected, it undergoes a meticulous sorting and processing procedure at our state-of-the-art recycling facility. Trained technicians ensure that the materials are separated correctly, removing any contaminants. This process allows us to maximize recycling efficiency and ensure the production of high-quality compost.

Composting and Recycling

With our dedicated composting techniques, the sorted green waste is transformed into nutrient-rich compost. Compost plays a crucial role in enhancing soil fertility, promoting plant growth, and conserving water by improving soil moisture retention. Additionally, certain types of green waste can be further processed to create renewable energy.

Applications of Recycled Green Waste

The compost produced from the recycling process is invaluable for various applications such as landscaping, agriculture, and gardening. It enriches the soil, reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers, and promotes sustainable farming practices. By utilizing recycled green waste, we contribute to the local economy and lower the demand for non-renewable resources.

Benefits of TEP's Green Waste Recycling Program

Participating in TEP's Green Waste Recycling Program offers several benefits:

1. Environmental Preservation

By recycling green waste, we help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve landfill space. This contributes to tackling climate change and preserving the environment for future generations.

2. Resource Conservation

Recycling green waste conserves valuable resources by utilizing organic materials to produce compost and renewable energy. This reduces the reliance on non-renewable resources, promoting long-term sustainability.

3. Community Engagement

TEP's Green Waste Recycling Program encourages community participation and engagement. By involving residents and businesses, we create a sense of collective responsibility towards environmental conservation.

4. Economic Benefits

The recycling industry creates a significant number of employment opportunities and stimulates economic growth. TEP's program contributes to the local economy through the collection, processing, and distribution of recycled green waste.


TEP's Green Waste Recycling Program, in collaboration with Barrett Propane Prescott, strives to make a positive impact on the environment by recycling green waste. Our comprehensive recycling process ensures that organic materials are properly managed, reducing waste sent to landfills and promoting sustainable practices. Join us in this endeavor for a greener and more sustainable future!

Michael Blomgren
Great initiative by TEP to recycle green waste and contribute towards a greener future!
Nov 8, 2023