Solid Waste

Grant County's Solid Waste Department provides waste-handling and limited recycling services for the county; with stations in Hurley, Mimbres, Gila, and Hachita.

Landfill Fee

  • Residential
    (Per dwelling): $15.75 per quarter
  • Commercial
    Determined by individual type of business

Note: Unpaid balance will be assessed a $5 late fee after due date.

Landfill Locations

View a list of landfill locations

Quarterly Billing Schedule

  • January
  • April
  • July
  • October

Contact Information

Southwest Solid Waste Authority
Phone: 575-388-8051

Office Location for Payments

Grant County Administration Building
Treasurer's Office
1400 Highway 180 East
Silver City, NM 88061-7837

Solid Waste Dept.
Phone: 575-574- 0024
Email Solid Waste


Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm

Saturdays, Sundays and County holidays

Mailing Address for Payments

Grant County Solid Waste Department
P.O. Box 1030
Silver City, NM 88062-0089

You can also pay electronically.

Companies That Provide Trash Pickup Service in the Unincorporated Areas of Grant County

  • Garcia Waste Management
    Phone: 575-313-6395
  • Roadrunner Disposal
    Phone: 575-537-2991
  • Southwest Disposal
    Phone: 575-524-8482

Recycling Information

Only the following items can be recycled in Grant County:

  • Corrugated Cardboard (boxes flattened)
  • Aluminum and tin cans

Items not accepted:

  • Waxy cardboard
  • Pizza boxes, cereal boxes, 12-pack soda boxes, and other similar paperboard materials

Corrugated Cardboard Only Drop Offs

  • Beall's Parking Lot
    2150 Highway 180 E
    Monday through Friday only
  • Tyrone
  • Pinos Altos
    Behind the Buckhorn
  • Bayard City Maintenance Yard
  • Tri-City Landfill
  • Mimbres Transfer Station
  • Gila Transfer Station

Corrugated Cardboard Plus Aluminum & Tin Can Drop Off

Main Landfill

318 Ridge Road

The decorated roll-off containers were painted by kids at various schools around Grant County several years ago. The openings are small to discourage people from putting bags of trash in the bins.

For questions or problems, call the Southwest Solid Waste Authority at 575-388-8051.

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