New rates for solid waste collection go into effect in Las Cruces

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Published: 2022-07-04
New rates for solid waste collection go into effect in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, NM – As of July 1, the new rates for the South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) service in the city of Las Cruces went into effect.

The City Council informed that customers who have curbside recycling will see their monthly bill increase by 15 cents, after the rate went from $7.50 to $7.65. While the price per ton at the Amador Transfer Station increased to $64.14, and the minimum flat rate at the Amador Transfer Station will be $7.31.

The new updated service rates applied to the Amador Transfer Station, Corralitos Regional Landfill and Chaparral Transfer Station.

The SCSWA was established in December 1994 through the adoption of a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Las Cruces and Doña Ana County for the purpose of providing and maintaining regional solid waste management and recycling programs.

The purpose of the authority is to provide recycling and solid waste disposal services to one of the fastest growing areas of the state, including Doña Ana County, White Sands Missile Range, and communities within the defined service area of South-Central New Mexico.

At the Corralitos Regional Landfill, the daily operation at the 640-acre site is 1,000 tons per day. Recycling services include providing bi-weekly curbside pickups to approximately 35,000 residential homes and 270 commercial businesses in and around the city of Las Cruces.

Source: MEXICO-NOW Staff