Solid Waste

Andres Alvarez
Sanitation
Director

OFFICE/FACILITY HOURS PHONE ADDRESS
Monday- Friday 8 AM- 3 PM
Saturday 8 AM -3 PM
Sunday - Closed
Phone: 575-894-6939  
After Hours/Emergency:894-7111

Mail: 505 Sims Street
Physical: 601 Nadyne Courte
T or C, NM 87901
                                                       
SOLID WASTE DIVISION INFORMATION

The Sanitation Division collects and disposes of solid waste for our customers here in Truth or Consequences. We have a fleet of trucks that regularly empty the poly carts and dumpsters located throughout the city.

Holiday Hours and closures
Monday January 1, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Monday January 15, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Monday February 19, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closing at 11:00am. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Monday April 1, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closing at 11:00am. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Monday May 27, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Wednesday June 19, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Thursday July 4, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Monday September 2, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Monday October 14, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Monday November 11, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Thursday November 28, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run on Friday, Nov 29th
Friday November 29, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run normal.
Wednesday December 25, 2024, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run on Thursday, December 26th.
Wednesday January 1, 2025, the Recycle and Waste Collection Center will be closed. All residential and commercial trash routes will run Thursday, January 2nd.

Recycling and Waste Collection Center
601 Nadyne Court, Truth or Consequences
Open Monday-Saturday 8 am - 3 pm
Recycling and Waste Collection Center  
601 Nadyne Court, Truth or Consequences
Open Monday-Saturdays 8 am - 3 pm

Waste Collection Center Accepts: 
City and County Residents 
Private Haulers 
Commercial Waste Haulers 
Small pick-ups of C & D (Construction & Demolition)
Municipal Household Waste 
Yard Waste 
Tires 
Tree Branches

(Fees Apply)- Cash or Checks only!
ALL LOADS MUST BE SECURED

Recycling Center Accepts:  PLEASE SEPERATE! NO TRASH
Corrugated Cardboard
Shredded Office Paper
Tin Cans, Aluminum Cans 
Electric Motors, Batteries                        
Electric Power Supply
Scrap Metals, Water Heaters
Metal Appliances, Ovens
Washer, Dryers, AC Units
Empty Refrigerators
Empty Freezers

(No Fee to Recycle)

1) Operator reserves the right to refuse any load that is not in compliance with NMSWB Regulations 20.9.2.-20.9 NMAC 
2) No waste or trash shall be placed or dumped on roadway, arroyos, open fields, around dumpsters/poly carts, or at facility gates. Violators will be subject to:

  • Illegal Dumping Fines under State and Federal Regulation
  • City Fines under Illegal Dumping
  • Disposal and Clean up Fees
  • Etc.

3) All residents, contractors or visitors must stop at the scale house before entering this facility
4)  Residents may use the recycling drop off yard at no charge for recyclable items. It is the residents' responsibility to dispose of excess waste at the Collection Center drop off floor, fees apply. Only cash or checks with valid ID accepted.

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THE FOLLOWING RULES AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR ALL VISITORS TO THE FACILITY:
* Please allow additional time for dumping waste before 3:00pm
* Children and pets must remain in vehicles
* Smoking is prohibited in the Waste Collection Center 
* Credit / Debit Card payments NOT accepted
* Random Load Inspections 
* All Charges Are Subject to Gross Receipts Tax
* Unsecured or Untarpped Loads will be Charged Additional Fees
  Prohibited Waste: 
* Burn Barrels or Ash Waste 
* Medical or Infectious Waste 
* Sludge Waste or Livestock Manure 
* Dead Animals or Mortality Waste 
* Asbestos Pipes or Residues 
* Hazardous Waste or Special Waste 
As per NMED Regulations


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EFFECTIVE JULY 1,2022
NO LONGER ACCEPTING: “PLASTICS, MIXED PAPER, OR GLASS” FOR RECYLING.
RECYCLE TRAILERS WILL NO LONGER BE PLACED 
DOWNTOWN. RECYCLABLES MUST BE BROUGHT INTO THE RECYCLING FACILITY.

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For our dumpster and poly cart rates, see the Utilities page.