Tire Disposal Abatement Events Highly Successful; Chamberino Event Cancelled Due to Overwhelming Response
The South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) teamed up with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) via a grant to provide farmers with temporary disposal sites for scrap tires that could end up in canals or drains if not properly disposed of.
Drop-off events in Hatch and Las Cruces, which ended March 15th, were highly successful and received overwhelming response exceeding available funding. 40 roll-offs full of scrap tires were collected. The original collection expectation was 6 roll-off containers.
There are insufficient funds remaining to conduct another collection event near Chamberino as planned. SCSWA and EBID plan to apply to NMED again for funding to provide a collection event south of Las Cruces next year. They hope to continue addressing illegal dumping and illegal tire disposal along with the Dona Ana County Illegal Dumping Partnership www.donaanacounty.org/content/cleanup-carlos.
Collection events have finished. EBID and SCSWA will no longer be accepting tires at these locations.
Scrap tires can still be disposed of at regular rates at SCSWA’s transfer stations and the Corralitos Regional Landfill.
EBID, SCSWA, and the Dona Ana County Illegal Dumping Partnership appreciate your cooperation and assistance in preventing illegal dumping.