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Las Cruces Utilities Solid Waste provides safe, economical, environmentally sound, and aesthetically pleasing Solid Waste management while meeting regulatory requirements and current growth needs of our community.
We supply trash containers to approximately 31,000 residential and 2,200 commercial customers and dispose of approximately 6,000 tons of trash per month. The residential and commercial systems use a one-person collection vehicle that collects waste on a designated pick-up day once a week.
To set up new Solid Waste or to disconnect services contact Utilities Customer Services at 575-541-2111.
We continually strive to provide the best service at an economical price to our customers in the most efficient and timely manner possible.
To set up residential solid waste service contact Customer Service. A 64-gallon compact or a 96-gallon trash container will be delivered to your home. An additional trash container is available at an extra charge of $9 per month. Residential Grappler service is provided once a month on your regular service day.
To set up commercial solid waste services contact Customer Service at 575-541-2111.
Below is a little information on each service provided.
Roll-Offs are available in different sizes through Las Cruces Utilities-Solid Waste Section.
For more information please call (575) 541-2111.
The fee for Roll-Off is $170.00 for each empty and return/remove. Plus the current per ton fee, regardless of size and cannot exceed 12 tons.
Containers must be serviced at least 1 time a month.
Do not over-fill containers; items should not stick out above the top rail.
Containers will not be serviced if they have more than 12 tons in them.
Call (575) 541-2111 to discuss specific limits.
Please bag all food items, wet material, and loose light material.
Do not place items or trash around container.
10 or 15 cubic yard Roll-Offs are available for Clean Fill .
Clean fill consists of material such as concrete, asphalt, rocks, bricks, or dirt. If concrete has rebar, the rebar must be cut to extend no farther than 2 inches, beyond the face of the concrete.
Do not place trash, tree branches, any kind of green waste, or wood in CLEAN FILL containers.
It is the customer’s responsibility to keep the area around the container clean and free of debris and to discourage and prevent other people from dumping.
For more information call (575) 541-2111.
Do not place the following items in your Roll-Offs
Hot ashes or coals
Vehicle parts including car batteries
Paint, paint thinners, oil, gas or other hazardous waste
Fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent light fixtures with ballasts
Large tree stumps or trunks
Do not place construction or remodeling material containing asbestos such as:
Asbestos containing linoleum or glue
Asbestos roofing material
Please call a certified handler or a disposer for proper disposal
Large demolition or remodeling activities may require an Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) certified building inspector prior to any disturbance. Place call (575)524-6300 for information.
Metal dumpsters of various sizes are available through Las Cruces Utilities Solid Waste Section. For more information call (575) 541-2111
Information to remember:
- Please bag all food items, wet material, and loose light material
- Do not block access to containers
- Do not place items or trash around the outside of the container
- Do not over-fill containers. Lids should close properly
- It is the customer’s responsibility to keep the area around the container clean and free of debris and to prevent other people from dumping
- It is also the customer’s responsibility to maintain enclosures, enclosure gates, and keep them in proper working order.
Do not place the following items in your dumpster:
- Hot ashes or coals
- Dead animals
- Vehicle parts including car batteries
- Paint, paint thinners, oil, gas, or other hazardous waste
- Fluorescent light bulbs or fluorescent light fixtures with ballasts
- Large tree stumps or trunks
- Concrete, bricks, asphalt, dirt, sod, rocks, or stucco
- Anything that is toxic, flammable, corrosive, or an irritant
- Furniture, appliances, or mattresses
- Any construction or remodeling material including but not limited to:
- Flooring materials
- Roofing materials
- Bathroom fixtures
- Sheet rock
- Lead, copper, or cast iron pipe
- Any insulations such as fiberglass or Styrofoam
- Wood or metal framing
- Plywood or sheeting Please recycle.
Call 528-3589 for additional information. Call (575) 528-3700 to have a lock installed or to have the dumpster sprayed for odors, repaired or painted.
All compactors within the City of Las Cruces city limits must be serviced (emptied) by Las Cruces Cruces Utilities Solid Waste Section.
Compactors will be services (emptied) by Utilities Solid Waste Section either "on call" or through regularly scheduled services. The cost is $170.00 per pull to empty and return, plus current per ton fee (based on current South Central Solid Waste Authority prices).
Compactors will be services at least once per month. Services will normally be provided the following day after a request is received by Solid Waste/Customer Central at (575) 541-2111. Please plan for delays if you are working through a home office and or a broker for service.
The City does not provide or maintain compactors; the customer must purchase or rent the compactor from a private company and make arrangements with that company for installation and maintenance of the compactor.
It is the customer's responsibility to keep the area around the compactor clean and free of debris or liquids.
A "wet" compactor should be supplied anytime food or liquids will be disposed of by the customer. Compactors should never leak fluids.
Employees should be trains not to "over-fill" a compactor and to report to Utilities Solid Waste Escrion when it is full so it can be emptied. Employees should also report to the company that maintains the compactor, if they notice any malfunctions or damage to the compactor.
Large items that may block the operation of the compactor or that can get wedged and block the disposal/dumping operation (such as bed frames, long pieces of wood, etc.) should NOT be blacked in the compactor.
All compactors should be properly adjusted to compaction pressure (by your maintenance company) and should be emptied before they reach 10 tons of total net weight of trash. At no time should a compactor have over 12 tons of net trash.
Violations of this maximum tonnage rule will result in customers being provided with "Open Tops" for service, until a maintenance of the compactor can take place. A maintenance adjustment certification/ invoice along with proof that proper training personnel has take place may be required to be shown to the City prior to the compactor being services.
For more information all (575) 541-2111
Curbside recycling is provided as part of residential services. A recycling bin will be delivered with your trash container and picked up every other week by Friedman Recycling. If you have questions/comments about your recycling service, contact Friedman Recycling at 575-323-5086 or go to their Curbside Recycling website.
For Services regarding Residential Recycling, Commercial Recycling, School Recycling Programs, Electronic Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste or Glass Recycling, please visit South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) located at 2865 W Amador Avenue.