$1.1 MILLION CORRALITOS LANDFILL EXPANSION PROJECT UNDERWAY

$1.1 MILLION CORRALITOS LANDFILL EXPANSION PROJECT UNDERWAY

The South Central Solid Waste Authority is completing the lining of 9.1 acres of new landfill space at the Corralitos Landfill 14 miles west of Las Cruces.

The $1.1 million project will provide space for more than three years worth of trash at current filling rates. The project is being completed by Romero Excavation of Albuquerque with project oversight by Gordon Environmental.

“The project is significant,” said SCSWA Authority Director Patrick Peck, “because this is the only time you can see what the underside of a landfill looks like.”

Peck said the expansion will bring 61 acres of the 400-acre property on line. The original 52 lined acres of the site are expected to be closed to further dumping in about 12 months. The expansion project is expected to be completed within 45 days.

The SCSWA is an entity jointly owned and operated by Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces. Both the Corralitos Landfill and the transfer station located off of Motel Boulevard provide safe and environmentally sound disposal locations for the majority of waste generated within Doña Ana County.

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