ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ONLY! GOVERNOR’S MANDATE REQUIRES SCSWA TO RESTRICT PUBLIC ACCESS

News Brief

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2020

Contact: Patrick Peck, Director, SCSWA,

(575) 528-3800

Essential Businesses Only! Governor’s Mandate requires SCSWA to Restrict Public Access

In order to comply with the New Mexico Governor’s Stay at Home Public Health Emergency Order at https://cv.nmhealth.org/stay-at-home-essential-businesses/  the general public will see restricted hours and closures at solid waste/recycling facilities during the COVID-19 outbreak in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County.

Until further notice, only essential businesses are allowed to dispose of trash at the

  • Amador Avenue Transfer Station – 2865 Amador Ave., Las Cruces
  • Chaparral Collection and Recycling Center – 180 McCombs Road, Chaparral

Businesses wanting to dispose of trash at the above locations must provide a letter documenting that they are an essential business – with the name of business, the type of business, name of employee, contact information (address and phone numbers) for the business and the employee.

Adhering to the guidelines set forth by the New Mexico Governor’s Office, some collections sites are currently CLOSED to the public, including both recycling centers:

  • Las Cruces Recycling Center Dropoff – 2855 Amador Ave.
  • Sonoma Ranch Recycling Drop Off Center – 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

Please seek out more information at the governor’s COVID-19 website at: https://cv.nmhealth.org/

 

The South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) can be reached at (575) 528-3800 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The SCSWA manages solid waste and recyclables for residents and businesses throughout Las Cruces and Doña Ana County.

 

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