News Flash

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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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Hot Loads Lead to Danger on Our Roads

SCSWA Load Firefighters

Caption: After firefighters contain the blaze, fire investigators will sift through the trash to find the cause, but SCSWA cautions residents not to throw out hot coals, which is often the culprit for lost loads like this.

Traffic came to a standstill on I...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: January 1, 2023

Watch for Your Grappler Schedule: Know When to Leave Your Bulky Trash at the Curb

SCSWA Sunland Park v1

Caption: Sunland Park residents: Leave your bulky waste at the curb once a month for the grappler to pick up. 

Bulky trash that doesn’t fit in a container can pile up over time. For Sunland Park residents, South Central Solid Waste Autho...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Recycle Your Glass, But Not in Your Blue Bin

SCSWA Recycle Glass

Caption: Las Cruces does recycle glass, but not in the blue bins. Visit the Recycle Center or the Foothills Recycling Center  and look for the yellow containers to sort glass to be repurposed for new uses for the community.

If you have the bottles...

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South Central Solid Waste Authority News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Learn to Compost with NMSUCCESS

Compost

Caption: The City of Las Cruces compost piles at the Foothills Landfill Composting Facility, available free to the public.

Every mountain of trash has a huge portion of food waste. While the South Central Solid Waste Authority’s (SCSWA) mission i...

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