Solid Waste Collections

Changes MAY be coming to your Solid Waste Pick Up Day! 

Due to the growth of the city, Las Cruces Utilities has determined it is time to restructure our solid waste routes. Approximately 25% of our customers have experienced a new collection day for solid waste services.

What does this mean to YOU?

It is possible that your current solid waste collection day has changed as of Monday, January 4, 2021.

 These changes have been sent in a letter to our customers, which also included the 2021 Grappler Calendar, and specified your address, route number, and your day of pick up. 

Questions? Contact Customer Central at 575-541-2111 or via email:


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.

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. An Roll Off (PDF) or Metal dumpsters (PDF) will be provided. Customer Service can also set up services for your Compactor (PDF).


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.

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.