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

2015-2016 Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grant

The Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grant application is now available. Municipalities, Counties, Solid Waste Authorities, Land Grants, and Pueblos, Tribes and Nations are encouraged to apply for scrap tire abatement, management and education projects; illegal dumping abatement, prevention and education projects; recycling infrastructure and education projects. $900,000 will be granted out this cycle, with $600,000 available for tire projects and $300,000 available for recycling and illegal dumping projects.

Grant applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at the Solid Waste Bureau office in Santa Fe. You are strongly encouraged to read the “Grant Instruction” before starting the grant application.

CHANGES: There is now just one application for all three types of projects.  Please make sure you indicate if you are applying for a Tire, Recycling, or Illegal Dumping Grant in the checkbox provided.  Failure to indicate your project type, or indicating the incorrect project type, will result in your application not being scored.

If you have questions, please contact Tim Gray at 505-827-0129.

RAID Grant Application

RAID Grant Instructions

2015 New Mexico Solid Waste Management Plan

An updated Solid Waste Management Plan for New Mexico has been released by the state Environment Department, Solid Waste Bureau.

The Solid Waste Management Plan (“Plan”) guides decision making around solid waste and recycling statewide. The updated Plan articulates short- and long-term goals in the areas of waste characterization, diversion, facilities, education, funding, and environmental justice. The newly released version updates the 2007 Plan with specific action steps local communities, state government, and other groups can take to meet these goals.

Stakeholder input was important in the development of this Plan, and as always, the Solid Waste Bureau is proud to collaborate with partners around the state to continue the important work of protecting the environment, health, and quality of life for all New Mexicans.  

2015 Final Solid Waste Management Plan

If you have any questions, regarding the plan, please contact Joan Snider at 505-827-2780.

2015 Operator Certification Course Schedule

The Solid Waste Bureau, together with the New Mexico Recycling Coalition and the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, sponsor eight operator certification courses each year. 

Additional training opportunities are offered throughout the year.  Please check the Operator Certification and Training Opportunities page for announcements.

2015 Operator Certification Course Schedule 

If you have any questions, regarding the certification courses, please contact Joan Snider at 505-827-2780.

Contact us: Solid Waste Bureau Staff

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