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Posted on: December 20, 2021

New Recycling Containers

New recycling containers will match new trash containers. In the next few months, SCSWA will be replacing bins throughout Las Cruces.

In the next few months, South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) will be exchanging all existing Friedman Recycling con...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Careers That Keep You Home Drive for SCSWA

SCSWA Javier Hernandez

Caption: SCSWA Commercial Truck Driver Javier Hernandez drives the loads from Las Cruces to the Corralitos Landfill. Jobs like truck driver and station attendant are open now.

The round trip from the South Central Solid Waste Authority’s (SCSWA) Amador Tra...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

New Gas System Ready to Go at Corralitos Landfill

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Photo 1: The final piece of the gas collection system is carefully lowered at the Corralitos Landfill.

Photo 2: The flare is lifted to attach to the engines that will suck in the methane from pipes installed throughout the landfill.

After two years...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

SCSWA Wins Award for Resiliency and Safety

SCSWA Award

South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) received the new 2021 Resiliency/Safety Entity of the Year award at the 2021 New Mexico Recycling & Solid Waste Conference in Albuquerque on September 22. The conference was hosted by the New Mexico Recyclin...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Update After the Fire: Chaparral Collection and Recycling Center

South Central Solid Waste Authority’s (SCSWA) Chaparral Collection and Recycling Center caught fire on October 12, 2020. The Center, at 180 McCombs Road, had significant amounts of fire damage to the main building. Repairs and reconstruction are underway ...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Change is In the Air with SCSWA

SCSWA Carts

Caption: New recycling containers will match new trash containers. In the next few months, SCSWA will be replacing bins throughout Las Cruces.

In the next few months, South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) will be exchanging all existing Friedman Recy...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

SCSWA Flexible Residents’ Needs After Emergencies

Caption: After the recent flooding, SCSWA has extended hours for the La Union County Collection Center at 2590 Visnaga Street to help the residents dispose of contaminated household goods affected by water and mud damage.

La Union, New Mexico, and its resi...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

SCSWA Take Proactive Approach Through Annual Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Training

When the rain hits Las Cruces, certain streets flood. Rainwater captures the oils from cars and sends it off down the road until it hits a barrier or ends up in the sewer. The same process happens with a garbage pile. Rainwater can seep through a landfill...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Coming Full Circle: Recycling Can Be Reused for Local Business Opportunities

Recycling in Las Cruces has a transportation problem: How does what gets put in the blue bin get to a place where it can be reused or remade?

“The best bet would be if our recycling could get a second life in Las Cruces or Doña Ana County,” explained Patri...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Firework Safety for your Trash Bin

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Just when you think you’ve picked up all the used firework shells from your front yard, be careful with the smoldering remains or unused fireworks that could accidentally set off something more dangerous – like a fire in your trash bin.

“It’s not just fire...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

The Community Service of Recycling

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Mike Garcia finds the trucks in the metal pile. Over his 22 years at the Las Cruces Recycling Center, Garcia has an impressive collection of toy trucks lining the walls, and has collected stories about how recycling has changed over the years.

“I’ve seen t...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Strong Recycling Could Create New Jobs

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A majority of our trash is still sent to landfills. While it may seem like our vast desert is endless, it’s a resource that we cannot take for granted. A way to divert the waste we create is to reduce our consumption, reuse what we have, and recycle what ...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Opening Up Recycling

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Caption: Remember to go back to basics: break down your recycled boxes for more space in your bin.

With the state and country opening back up, New Mexicans can get back to recycling with a bit more ease. It’s been a long year, and if you&rsqu...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Cleaning Up Our Recycling

Caption: When pizza boxes find their way into the blue bin, the whole load of good, quality recyclables – like stiff cardboard and aluminum cans – can be contaminated and go to waste. Also: Do not bag your recycling – it brea...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Are You Skipping The Straw

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The year 1888 is an important one in New Mexico – it marks the year our oldest public institution of higher education was founded, New Mexico State University. 1888 also marks the year the “straw” was patented in Washington D...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Recycling Right For A Cleaner Future

LC Bulletin September

According to a study by the Recycling Partnership, prior to COVID-19, the U.S. only captured roughly 32% of the 37.4 million tons of collected single-family recyclables. This means over 20 million tons of single-family recyclables ended up in landfills. D...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Landscaping With Recycled Glass

The staff at South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) was delighted to hear of Mr. Fred Fletcher’s “glass-caping” experience, we had to share it with you.

Mr. Fletcher is an avid cyclist, recycler, and landscaper who moved ...

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