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

Recycling/Diversion Coordinator Position Open

The purpose of this position is to improve operational compliance with the New Mexico Solid Waste Management Plan, Solid Waste Rules, Recycling and Illegal Dumping and Scrap Tire Management Rules by coordinating, preparing, and providing training and materials for mandated recycling operator certification courses, along with other waste diversion and recycling training's, and administering all aspects of the Recycling and Illegal Dumping grant program.  Additionally, this position provides technical assistance to regulated entities, peers, and the general public via email, phone, in person, workshops and conferences, and assists in the establishment of local recycling and waste diversion programs.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Physical, Natural, or Environmental Science, Soil Science, or Engineering and two (2) years of work experience in public/environmental health, environmental science, Air Quality Management, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Hazardous Waste Management, Wildlife Management, and/or Water Resources. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling six (6) years may substitute for the required education and experience. (new)

Job announcement closes at 11:59 PM on Monday November 24, 2014.

Link to State Personnel Office Job Opportunity

Proposed 2014 New Mexico Solid Waste Management Plan

Thank you for commenting on the NM Solid Waste Management Plan. The comments we received are being used in preparing the finalized Plan, to be released in December 2014.

Public Hearing to Consider the Matter of the Application by Northeastern New Mexico Regional Landfill--RESCHEDULED

The public hearing on the solid waste facility permit application for Northeastern New Mexico Regional Landfill, previously scheduled for November 17, 2014, has been postponed.  The public hearing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 6, 2015, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Wagon Mound Public Schools auditorium, 300 Park Ave., Wagon Mound, NM.  Public comment will be taken starting at 9:00 a.m., or at other times to facilitate public involvement as specified by the Hearing Officer, on January 6.  The public hearing may continue on the following day(s) 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 public hearing.  To view the complete Public Notice, please click on the links below:

Remaining Operator Certification Course offered in 2014:

Recycling Facility Operator Certification Course December 9-11

Albuquerque Fire Academy                                    11510 Sunset Gardens SW                            Albuquerque, NM    

Contact us: Solid Waste Bureau Staff

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