Keeping Ruidoso Beautiful

The Department of Solid Waste works every day with its mission statement in mind - Keep Ruidoso Beautiful! This is done in a variety of ways including the following:

  • Provides trash pickup and disposal for more than 3500 trash and recycling dumpsters that serve all commercial and residential establishments in the Village. 
  • Works in conjunction with the Forestry Department to collect brush/slash and pine needles with a small fleet of grapple trucks. This debris is recycled for use by the community and others.
  • Diverts over 52% of all solid waste collected from the landfill into recycling products.
  • Operates a Transfer Station located on Gavilan Canyon that is used to collect and transport waste to the Otero/Lincoln County Landfill in Orogrande, NM. 

Remember, illegal dumping or spreading solid waste is prohibited by the Village of Ruidoso. If you would like to be active in your community, please report any illegal dumping to our office at 575-257-1502.