The following items can be recycled in Ruidoso and Lincoln County:
Batteries of all types*
Large Household Appliances*
Newspapers and Newsprint
Plastic Containers Plastic Bottles
Old Water Heaters*
Small fees are charged for most items
marked with *.
The Authority will also exchange still usable paint
when needed by others. Recycling will keep waste disposal fees for
Lincoln County residents to a minimum and continue to reduce the
need for additional tax support.
Computer equipment may now be brought to the GSWA
yard for proper disposal. This new service costs $10 per computer to
cover the cost in transporting discarded computers to Albuquerque.
Proper disposal will remove 8 pounds of hazardous material per
computer from the regional landfill.
Do not place
construction material in dumpsters or trash compactors. Construction
materials in these containers can cause equipment breakdowns. Small
construction waste loads may be delivered directly to the GSWA Yard
located at 26590 US Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. A drop-off fee
schedule for some items is available by calling (575) 378-4697.
Greentree Solid Waste Authority is committed to giving
residents the best trash collection service possible for among the
lowest fees in the region. We offer our customers several efficient,
safe and environmentally responsible options for weekly residential
trash and garbage disposal.
The three options available to
Lincoln County residents, depending on their local community’s
collection system, include: collection carts, large volume closed
dumpsters, and automated trash compactors.
Certain types of chemically-based household and
construction waste such as asbestos, paints, paint thinner,
household cleaning products, oils, gasoline, anti-freeze,
fluorescent light bulbs, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides are
considered potentially dangerous and should not be placed in the
trash collection containers. Call the GSWA office at (575) 378-4697
or email us at
for advice on proper disposal.
Illegal dumping may contaminate air and water supplies
and erode the beauty and wonderful quality of life in Lincoln
Don't tolerate illegal dumping! Call the Illegal Dumping
Hotline at 1-800-867-7666.
Construction & Contractors needing 30 yard roll off containers,
or call (575) 378-4697