News Flash

Posted on: July 1, 2022

SCSWA Seeking Proactive Solutions with Community

South Central Solid Waste Authority wants to hear from you, and make you a proactive member of the conversations about recycling and illegal dumping in the community.

“We’ve had more engagement from customers who have great ideas and re...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Upgrading County Collections Centers

SCSWA Updated Collection Centers

Caption: SCSWA Program Administrator Miguel Fernandez stands inside one of the new Collection Center Attendant Stations that are being deployed throughout Doña Ana County.

County collection centers managed by South Central Solid Waste Authority ...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

SCSWA Receives Funds from VW Settlement for New Vehicles

VW Article

Caption: These are two of the five SCSWA trucks that will leave Las Cruces roads thanks to a federal settlement for New Mexico from VW, which misrepresented their vehicles' emissions.

South Central Solid Waste Authority will receive $678,348 from ...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Nearly Two Million Bags Saved from Landfill: Data from Plastic Bag Ordinance in Las Cruces

SCSWA Reusable Bag

Caption: You may have started to remember to bring your bags when you get groceries; now, bring your bags even when you go for smaller items at other locations.

With two quarters of data from the nearly 60 businesses throughout Las Cruces that report their...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: August 26, 2022

SCSWA Introduces New Recycle Education Coordinator Brandi Misquez

Caption: Brandi Misquez is the new SCSWA Recycle Education Coordinator, ready to ramp up recycling in Las Cruces through education for all ages, both young and old, and at all stages, be it residential or commercial recycling.

South Central Solid Waste Aut...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Consider Composting to Fight Food Waste

SCSWA Compost

Caption: A compost tumbler is an easy way to remove food waste from your trash and our landfill and make fertilizer for your plants and trees. 

There’s probably a hidden nook in your yard that might help less food waste head to our landfill. That ...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

SCSWA Returns to Classrooms

SCSWA Returns to Classrooms

Caption: The enthusiasm for recycling was high at Jornada Elementary School. SCSWA is offering free educational presentations for any classroom.

Almost 100 first-grade students at Jornada Elementary School took time to learn the importance of recycling and...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Let’s talk contamination!

SCSWA Reycling

Caption: This is what recycling should look like: Clean, dry, and the right items.

When we recycle, we want what goes into our blue recycling bin to be recycled. However, sometimes a whole recycling load can be lost due to contamination. This contamination...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Partnerships Critical to Address Illegal Dumping

SCSWA Illegal Dumping

Caption: A sad sight to see in our beautiful desert. SCSWA is working with Dona Ana County and the Bureau of Land Management to fight illegal dumping – and you can too!

A local illegal dumping partnership could be the model for statewide initiati...

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