By Tony A. Archuleta
A new recycling drop-off location has been established in Truth or Consequences, in addition to the existing one on Broadway and Main streets near Bullocks Grocery, Mayor Pro-tem Steve Green announced at the Tuesday, Aug. 12, city commission meeting.
The new location is West Fourth Avenue, across the street from the Sierra Joint Office on Aging/Senior Meal Site.
Both locations are operating under the same schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays-Fridays. Green said the recycling bin at Walmart parking lot continues to be available on Fridays. He also said a fourth location will be announced in the coming weeks. “Recycling seems to be on the increase,” he said. “We are hoping to make it easier for our citizens to recycle. The more we recycle, the less goes down to Las Cruces, and that means we (all) save money in the long run.”
Green also reminded that individuals transporting pick-up loads to the Solid Waste Collection & Recycling Center – at 601 Nadyne Court and located just off South Broadway and near Williamsburg – must use a tarp cover. Otherwise, they run the risk of being turned away at the center and/or being ticketed should debris fly out on the roadway.
The center is open Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
WEIGHT-SCALE SERVICES, FEES
The commission unanimously adopted a resolution setting a fee structure for a certified weight ticket ($10 plus sales tax) and net scale weight ticket ($6 plus sales tax).
Traci Burnette, administrative assistant/scale house attendant at the Sanitation Department, explained that as of May, there are currently five employees at the center who are certified as either a weigh master or deputy weigh master.
She said the vehicle weight scale at the collection center has been certified through the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
“We are now able to produce a certified weight ticket acceptable to the Division of Motor Vehicles for anybody that needs a registered, certified (vehicle) weight to get a registration,” she said.
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