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Solid Waste Utility

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.

Residential: 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 $9.00 per month. Residential Grappler service is provided once a month on your regular service day.

Commercial: To set up commercial solid waste services contact Customer Service at 575-541-2111. An Open Top/Roll Off or Metal dumpsters will be provided. Customer Service can also set up services for your Compactor.

Recycling: 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 website www.friedmanrecycling.com.

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 (S.C.S.W.A.) located at 2865 W. Amador Ave.


Interim Solid Waste Administrator

(575) 528-3700

Robin Lawrence, holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration focusing on Supervisory Management and Leadership. She has worked for the City of Las Cruces Utilities Department in various roles for approximately 16-years.