The following materials are NOT recyclable and should not be placed in the blue dumpsters or large green drop off containers throughout Lincoln County:
  • Broken Plastic Furniture or discard wood/cloth covered furniture**
  • Carpet
  • Clothing. (take to Thrift Stores)
  • Dead animals
  • Electronic equipment **
  • Food items of any kind. Fast food containers with food residue.
  • Grocery or discount store plastic sacks
  • Hard plastic (except for clean 5 gallon buckets), garden hoses
  • Junk mail
  • Metal coat hangers, fencing material, or barbed wire
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Lumber and other construction waste**
  • Plastic wrapping or bubble wrap
  • Plastic containers with oil, grease, butter, yogurt or margarine residue
  • Sacks of garbage
  • Sacked pine needles or other yard waste (call your municipal office or the Authority office for proper disposal)
  • Small consumer appliances **
  • Styrofoam of any kind or shape
  • Tires, rubber swimming pools and other rubber items
  • Wine or cooking oil boxes with plastic liners.
  • Empty steel or tin cans from canned fruits and vegetables.
**may be discarded or recycled at the Solid Waste Authority yard, 26590 Hwy 70, in Ruidoso Downs.
If you have a question, contact the Authority office at 378-4697 or 1-877-548-8772.
Thank you for your cooperation!
<September 2023>
Call us about our current drop-off rate as well as our current Roll-Off specials 575-378-4697
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