About: Greentree Solid Waste Authority
The Solid Waste Authority, organized in 1991, is operated by a regional Authority Board
(with representatives from participating communities) and its management, to provide efficient,
economic and environmentally responsible solid waste disposal services to communities of City of Ruidoso
Down, Villages of Capitan, & Corona, & Town of Carrizozo, New Mexico. Of that waste, approximately 17% is
currently recycled and sold by the Authority, thereby reducing fees associated with landfill disposal.
The remainder is hauled daily to the regional landfill south of Alamogordo. The Greentree Solid Waste
Authority has a goal of increasing Lincoln County resident recycling from 17% up to 25% of the solid
waste stream. Recycling will keep monthly solid waste fees for the Members to a minimum.