By Suzanne Michaels for The Sun-News LAS CRUCES >> “The South Central Solid Waste Authority has been a strong partner and supporter of New Mexico Recycling Coalition efforts,” said NMRC director English Bird. “The agency is also a regional leader providing a comprehensive list of recycling services, as well as growing its various waste diversion programs.” As a result, said Bird, “We are delighted to honor the SCSWA with the Distinguished Member award.” The New Mexico Recycling Coalition board recently developed the award to recognize entities that have been “significant contributors to both the state of recycling in New Mexico and the NMRC,” according toRead More →

by Keysha Burton In order to continue to offer beneficial and efficient solid waste management and recycling services, there will be a nominal increase to service fees starting on July 1, 2015.   A table of the new rates is below.  Taxes are applicable. Service Type New Rate Fixed Price 1 $5.00 load Fixed Price 2 $10.00 load Minimum Fee $5.00 load Flat Rate No Tax $10.00 load Small Animal $5.00 each Medium Animal $10.00 each Large Animal $20.00 each Animal Shelter $7.50 load Single Stream Recycling $18.00 ton Compactor Roll-off $145.15 pull Price per ton Amador Ave T.S. $36.50 ton Illegal Dumping $18.25 ton TiresRead More →

By Suzanne Michaels Everyone is welcome to drop off recyclables in the recycling dumpsters at area schools. You don’t have to be a student, teacher, or staff member to use the big blue 6-cubic yard recycling dumpsters; they are intended for use by the school and the surrounding neighborhood. Fifty-one (51) dumpsters at 39 schools are open to all!   More than 30,000 homes in Las Cruces have residential curbside recycling bins, but in case you don’t… drop off is as close as the nearest school. In the County there are more opportunities to recycle: 8 Collection Center facilities where residents can bring recyclables andRead More →

By Suzanne Michaels   With 5 drive-ins and one main office location, Sonic Drive-Ins of Las Cruces are committed to waste reduction and recycling. Senior Marketing Director, Donna Volz, notes, “It’s the right thing to do, and great for the environment. Our goal is to be good neighbors and citizens within the community; recycling helps us achieve that goal.”   Sonic Drive-Ins of Las Cruces started recycling in October 2009. Like many other local businesses, Sonic’s main recyclable is carboard. The latest numbers show the popular drive-in restaurants recycle 7,927 lbs every week – that’s 3.96 tons every seven days. By the end of theRead More →