State of New Mexico > Environment Department > Solid Waste Bureau

Harold Runnels Building Room N2150
1190 St. Francis Drive - P.0. Box 5469 Santa Fe, 87502-5469
Phone: (505) 827-0197 Fax: (505) 827-2902

Auralie Ashley-Marx, Bureau Chief                            Organizational Chart

We promote and assure sound solid waste management practices that improve public health and protect New Mexico's air, land, and water


The New Mexico Environment Department will hold a public hearing to consider the matter of the application by the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico and Eddy County, New Mexico for renewal and modification of the Sand Point Landfill permit.  The City and County are seeking to renew the existing solid waste facility permit and obtain a permit modification for a vertical expansion at Sand Point Landfill. 

The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Room 211 of the Eddy County Administrative Complex, 101 W. Greene St., Carlsbad, New Mexico.  Public comment will be taken starting at 5:30 p.m., or as specified by the Hearing Officer, on May 22.  The hearing may continue on the following day as determined by the Hearing Officer.  In lieu of verbal public comments, written statements may be submitted for the record at, or prior to, the hearing.

For additional information please see the Public Notice or contact George Schuman at 505-827-2328

2014 Operator Certification Course Schedule Established

Operator Certification Courses are held eight times per year. 

The Solid Waste Bureau offers the following courses twice a year:

  • Landfill Operator Certification
  • Transfer Station/Processing Facility Operator Certification
  • Recycling Facility Operator Certification
  • Compost Facility Operator Certification

This year courses will be taught in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Farmington, Moriarty, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, and Silver City.

2014 Operator Certification Course Schedule

Additional Training/Educational Opportunities:

April 24, 2014--Scrap Tire Workshop:The Rules, Manifest, and More (7 CEU's) CANCELLED

  • For more information contact Toni Duggan at 505-827-0559

April 29, 2014--Recycling Professionals Training (6 CEU's)

May 20, 2014--E-Training Session

  • Budgeting Your Savings by Improving Landfill Site-Life (2 CUE's) 
  • Contact JoAnne Weaver to register at 505-363-4795
  • Link to SWANA events:

August 19, 2014--E-Training Session (2 CEU's)

September 22, 2014--Recycling Professionals Training (6 CEU's) 

September 22-24, 2014--2014 New Mexico Recycling and Solid Waste Conference:  Integrating Solutions (CEU's to be Determined)

October 14, 2014--NM SWANA Regional Round Table Meeting (4 CEU's)


Contact us: Solid Waste Bureau Staff

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