Feb
13
By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels Soon, residents in the Village of Hatch, and its surrounding communities, will have their very own transfer station where they can bring their recyclables for transport and their trash for proper disposal. The South Central Solid Waste...
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Feb
07
By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels The import ban that China announced for January 1, 2018, has gone in effect, and the South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) wants you to know that “Recycling Right” is more important now than ever! Late last year, China declared a ban...
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Feb
07
By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels It was a different type of race for a hobby cyclist in the weeks before Christmas. “I fixed 65 bikes in about two months,” said Chet Wright, owner of Condor BikeWorks, which runs the Bikes for Juárez program. After seeing spare bike frames...
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Jan
30
Las Cruces, NM – January 30, 2018 – While the beautiful desert landscapes around Doña Ana County provide a vast array of options for conducting target practice, the Doña Ana County Illegal Dumping Partnership (IDP) warns of the dangers of leaving behind shooting debris and other...
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Jan
29
Yes, but not in your recycling cart.  Bubble wrap is  considered plastic film, and plastic film is not commonly accepted in curbside programs.  Instead take your bubble wrap to the nearest location that is participating in the https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/ program – which...
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Jan
29
By Cindy Martinez Our world today is becoming more efficient and innovative, especially when it comes to environmentalism. With the many climatic changes going in our world today, it is easy to be concerned for the future of our environment. Living waste-free has become one of...
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Jan
19
By Cindy Martinez Here in Southern New Mexico, you can’t expect the winter weather to last too long. The excitement of buying winter clothes and accessories might be fun, but in our area, our winter clothes is quickly used and stored away for the next time we get a wave of...
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Jan
17

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By Cindy Martinez Knowing which plastics you can recycle can be confusing, especially since there is different requirements for every recycling plant. As you know, there are plastics numbered 1-7, all made of different chemicals. You can figure out the kind of plastic you have by...
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Jan
17
By Suzanne Michaels LAS CRUCES – “Tons of recyclables are going right into the trash at dozens of events in our region, simply because there are no recycling bins onsite at events,” says Tarkeysha Burton, recycling coordinator for the South Central Solid Waste Authority...
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Jan
05
By Cindy Martinez Doing good things for your community- whether it be shopping locally, participating in local events, or cleaning up the roadways- is always appreciated. When you hear about volunteering, it is easy to feel a sense of dread for having to do extra work. However,...
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