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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Solid Waste System Restrictions

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In an effort to ensure the continued functionality of the Solid Waste System, the following restrictions will be instituted at Solid Waste facilities in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County beginning 12:00 p.m. Noon on Friday, March 27, 2020.

  • Amador Ave. Transfer Station - 2865 Amador Ave. – essential businesses only/closed to the general public. The Amador Avenue Transfer Station will be closed on Sundays for cleaning and disinfection.
  • Las Cruces Recycling Center Dropoff - 2855 Amador Ave. – closed to the general public.
  • Sonoma Ranch Recycling Drop Off Center – 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. – closed to the general public.
  • Corralitos Regional Landfill – 14535 Robert Larson Blvd. (Corralitos Exit off I-10) – closed to the general public.
  • County Collection Centers – punch card system is being suspended, hours for the general public are limited to Saturdays and Sundays 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Only 4 bags of waste allowed per vehicle. No yard waste or construction and demolition waste (C & D waste) accepted at this time. 
  • Chaparral Collection and Recycling Center – 180 McCombs Rd. – remains open to essential businesses only; residential fees are suspended. The general public is restricted to dropping off 4 bags of trash per vehicle on weekends only (Saturdays and Sundays).
  • Old Foothills Landfill Clean Fill, Green Waste, and Compost – 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. – essential businesses only/closed to the general public. Open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday:

Essential businesses should supply written documentation of their “essential” status. This may be required for access to local Solid Waste facilities. 

All facilities remain open to regional commercial trash haulers to drop off solid waste during normal business hours.

Through Emergency Alerts, the State of New Mexico is urging residents to stay at home. The SCSWA and LCU appreciates public support at this time and will reopen to normal business as soon as possible.

The South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) can be reached at (575) 528-3800 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The SCSWA manages solid waste and recyclables for residents and businesses throughout Doña Ana County.

Las Cruces Utilities can be reached at 575-528-3500 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Las Cruces Utilities provides services to approximately 100,000 Las Cruces residents and businesses.

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