SCSWA operates the eight Community Collection Centers within Doña Ana County. Collection centers give residents who live outside of the Las Cruces city limits the opportunity to safely and properly dispose of their trash and household hazardous waste. The centers also provide residents with an opportunity to recycle traditional recyclables and electronics. Ideally collection centers serve as a convenient one-stop shop to meet residents' recycling and waste disposal needs.

Collection Center Locations

Anthony – 2120 E. O’hara Road

Butterfield – 4925 Eason Lane

Garfield – 505 Nightwatchers Road*

Hatch – 110 Cerrito Road

Hill – 9293 Del Rey Boulevard

La Mesa – 1310 W. Afton Road

La Union – 2590 Visnaga St*

Mesquite – 725 County Road B-059

Hours of Operation

Friday – Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* These locations have alternative hours of operations: Garfield is open Saturday ONLY 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. La Union is open Friday through Sunday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Do I have to pay to drop-of my recyclables?

No, RECYCLING ONLY  is free for residents to drop-off.  Acceptable recyclables include residential recyclable materials, appliances/electronics (excludes CRTs and Televisions).

Do I have to pay to drop-off my trash?

Yes. Residents must purchase coupons prior to arrival to the collection center. Coupon must be presented to the collection center attendant in order to dispose of your trash.

Flat Rate Schedule - Effective July 1, 2010

Minimum: $4.00 (equivalent to  1 Punch)

  • Loads up to 200 lb.s 
    • Approx. 1/2 cubic yard
  • Includes small loads in a full size pick-up.
  • Approximately 1 week of trash/family of 4
  • OR two 55 gallon barrels.

Full Load: $8.00 (equivalent to 2 punches)

  • Loads over 200 lbs. up to 400 lbs.
  • Approx. over 1/2 cubic yards to 1 cubic yard
  • Approximately 1 week of trash/family of 4
  • PLUS yard waste and additional large items.

Truck with Side Boards or Trailers: $12.00 (equivalent to 3 punches)

  • Loads over 400 lbs. up to 600 lbs.
  • Approx. over 1 cubic yard to 2 cubic yards
  • Examples include:
    • Spring cleaning projects, furniture, auto parts, concrete, rock, or dirt.

TIRES: $4.00 min. charge (equivalent to 1 punch)

  • Up to 4 tires.

Untarped or unsecured loads may be subject to a surcharge of $8.00

What are Collection Center Coupons/Punch Cards

Coupons and/or punch cards are used as payment at all county collection centers. The coupons are sold at $12, $24 or $48 increments. Coupons may be purchased with check, money order or for the exact cash amount.


Coupons can also be requested by mail. See "Where to Purchase Collection Center Coupons" below for more information.

Where to Purchase Coupons

Doña Ana County sells disposal punch cards to resident at the Doña Ana County Government Center and other locations.  Every time a resident brings trash to a collection center, the punch card will be punched until it is used up.  The coupons are sold in denominations of $12, $24 and/or $48.  Coupons may be purhcased with check, money order or for the EXACT cash amount.  No change will be available at the Centers.

NOTE:  Coupons are no longer being sold from any of the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department substations.

View Full List of Purchase Locations here.

Billed via Mail

Mail your request with a check or money order to the Doña Ana County Utilities Department and receive your coupon in the mail.  Mail requests to:

Mail your requests to:
Doña Ana County Utility Department
845 N. Motel Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88007


Billed via Existing Wastewater Account

Coupons can be billed to existing wastewater customers of the Doña Ana County Utilities Department.  Accounts MUST be current and are subject to late fees.  For more information, call the Doña Ana County Utilities Department at 575-525-6194.

Quick Guide to SCSWA County Collection Centers