Residential Recycling

The SCSWA oversees the collection contract for every-other-week residential curbside recycling within the Las Cruces city limits. Friedman Recycling collects recyclables from homes, and transports them to the Amador Avenue Transfer Center, where they are repacked in semi-trailers and driven to the Friedman Recycling Plant in northeast El Paso.


To take a virtual tour and watch what happens to your recyclables at the Friedman Recycling Plant, click here.


Contact Friedman Recycling

at 877-500-RECYCLE or (575) 323-5086

Click here to download the 2014 curbside recycling route map and service schedule.

WHAT CAN I RECYCLE?

· PAPER - Newspapers, Magazines,
Office Paper, Junk Mail, Phone Books and
Cardboard
Shredded Paper (Bagged Separately) 

· PLASTIC - Clean and Dry Plastic
Containers, Including Detergent, Water
Bottles, Milk Jugs, Tubs and Rigid Plastic
(Laundry Baskets)

· METAL - Aluminum, Tin and Steel Cans,
Pots and Pans, Small Electronics

PLEASE DO NOT put the following items in the cart!

NO Garbage, NO Yard Waste or leaves, NO Garden hoses, NO Textiles or used clothing, NO Styrofoam, NO Pizza boxes, NO Glass, NO Light bulbs,NO Hazardous waste

Drop off locations are still open!

We have recycling bins at: 6 commercial locations - All CLC public schools - 8 County Collection Centers - 5 State Parks

OLD KMART 1240 El Paseo

WAL-MART SUPERCENTER 1150 S. Valley Drive

SAM'S CLUB 2711 N. Telshor (by the gas pumps)

MESILLA VALLEY MALL 700 S. Telshor (southwest of JC Penney)

THE OLD LANDFILL 555 Sonoma Ranch Blvd 

This location accepts all recyclables listed above, AND is the only site within the city which takes YARD WASTE from M-F 8am-3:45pm, and SAT 9am-3pm

AMADOR AVENUE RECYCLING CENTER 2865 W. Amador Ave 

We accept all the recyclables listed above PLUS: E-Scrap (computers and other electronics), appliances, scrap metal and household hazardous waste.

Household Hazardous Waste includes:

Household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, motor oil, cooking oil, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries, vehicle batteries, paints, stains or any item considered ignitable, poisonous or corrosive

NEEDLES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS PART OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE.

The Las Cruces Public Health office does accept needles at 1170 N. Solano Drive. You can reach them at (575) 528-5001.

HOURS: Monday-Friday 7am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm

COMMUNITY COLLECTION CENTERS

Hatch: 110 Cerrito Road
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Hill: 9293 Del Rey Blvd.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7:30am-5:30pm

Butterfield: 4925 Eason Lane
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7:30am-5:30pm

Mesquite: 725 County Road B-059
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7:30am-5:30pm

La Mesa: 1310 W. Afton Road
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7:30am-5:30pm

Anthony: 2120 E. O'Hara Road
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7:30am-5:30pm

Garfield: 505 Nightwatchers Road
Saturday and Sunday 7:30am-5:30pm

La Union: 2590 Visnaga Street
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7:30am-5:30pm

Community Collection Centers accept all recyclables listed above, as well as yard waste, old appliances, scrap metal, household hazardous waste (described above), computers and other electronics

DROP OFF LOCATIONS AT SCHOOLS:

The South Central Solid Waste Authority partners with Las Cruces Public Schools to provide drop off sites at local schools, and our list of schools is growing! Look for the bright blue bins in school parking lots, where you can deposit recyclables listed.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS AT STATE PARKS:

Leasburg State Park

Percha State Park

Caballo Lake

Elephant Butte

The Bosque