Tribal Solid Waste Management Program

Tribal Solid Waste Program


The purpose of the Tribal Solid Waste Program is to provide assistance to Tribes in order to increase their capacity to manage their solid waste programs and any relevant solid waste issues on tribal lands. ITCA provides researched technical information to tribes on recycling, solid waste facility planning, hazardous waste, composting, and community outreach efforts. Furthermore, the program encourages the waste diversion, environmental education to community members, and avenues to capacity building and grant opportunities to from different federal agencies.

The program plans and conducts solid waste workshop meetings and presentations for the Tribes in Arizona on environmental issues and provides direct assistance on developing Tribes’ required documentation for federal funding. In addition, the program plans and facilitates workshops on a wide variety of waste issues and training opportunities for tribal solid waste staff.

Some of the work for the 2018-2020 solid waste staff at ITCA include (but not limited to):

  • Training for 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operator and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and 8 Hour HAZWOPER refresher courses
  • Training for landfill and transfer station management
  • Solid Waste Hierarchy Training
  • Assisting two Tribes on writing and updating their Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan
  • Waste Diversion Training


Brian Davidson, Environmental Specialist
(602) 307-1824