South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) was established in 1994 and is the agency responsible for managing waste and recyclables for the City of Las Cruces and Doña County. SCSWA provides integrated solid waste management solutions for area residents and businesses. SCSWA has become a model for full-service, cost effective integrated waste management for an area that combines the urban area of the state’s second largest city and a 3,800 square mile rural area – larger than the combined area of Delaware and Rhode Island.
SCSWA system integrates solid waste disposal at the Corralitos Regional Landfill with waste diversion programs (single stream recycling, household hazardous waste collection, and drop off for green waste, white goods and E-waste) for the urban and remote rural areas. Successful public outreach and education has increased recycling and waste diversion. SCSWA also works collaboratively with local government entities to target illegal dumping. With an eye on 30 years into the future, SCSWA has embarked on comprehensive programs to expand and continuously improve these integrated services.
We manage the following:
- Corralitos Regional Landfill
- Amador Avenue Transfer Station
- Chaparral Collection and Recycling Center
- The Recycling Center
- County Collection Centers
- Las Cruces Public Schools Recycling Program
- Hazardous and Household Hazardous disposal (residential use only – not for commercial disposal)
- Electronics Recycling
- Glass Recycling
- Sunland Park Curbside Trash Service
- Solid waste and recycling services for City of Truth or Consequences
- Commercial Recycling Services within the City of Las Cruces and limited commercial recycling services outside of the city limits/within Doña Ana County.
For a list of our current service rates, click here.