Solid Waste Collections

Your Utility Connection


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 36,000 residential and 2,200 commercial customers and dispose of approximately 9,400 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.

Garbage truckSet Up

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.

  1. Roll Off
  2. Metal Dumpsters
  3. Compactor

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. 

At request outside normal business hours, and after hours service may be scheduled for an additional $80.00 between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

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
Dead animals
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
Asbestos insulation

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.


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 South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA). If you have questions/comments about your recycling service, contact SCSWA at 575-528-3800 or go to their Curbside Recycling website.

Frontloader garbage truckAdditional Information

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.