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Recycling Advisory Committee Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Recycling Advisory Committee, including notices for meetings and events that have already taken place:

Open Meetings Act Compliance
Public access to the proceedings and decision-making processes of governmental boards, agencies and commissions is an essential element of a properly functioning democracy. We believe strongly in open government. Meetings held by public officials to discuss public business, particularly when conducted with the public taxpayers’ money, are the taxpayers’ business. The Open Meetings Act is one of New Mexico’s 'good government' laws, and it deserves the full support of all New Mexicans.

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Opt in to the County's Reverse Emergency Notification System!
An anonymous donor has funded the purchase of a Reverse Emergency Notification System for Grant County. Register your phones, cell phones and email addresses to receive alerts of evacuations, emergency events, road closures and other significant events. The link below will take you to Grant County's Reverse Emergency Notification System for the County. Learn more!

Silver City has updated its annual Parks and Activity Directory, a booklet with information for all ages about all kinds of activity opportunities available in Silver City. Learn more!

Learn more about wildfire dangers and how to create defensible spaces around your home, business and property. Learn more!

Sanitation Schedule
Schedules for the Town of Silver City recycling and refuse pick-up vary on some national holidays. See if your pick-up is effected!

Other useful sites:
Check out these sites for information on living, working and doing business in Silver City, Grant County, and New Mexico.

Town of Silver City
Box 1188
Silver City, NM 88062

Where to recycle things that don't go in the recycle bin
Not everything that can be recycled within the town of Silver City can -- or should -- be placed in the town's blue recycle bins. Here are some solutions for those items:

Appliances and Scrap Metal
Major appliances (refrigerators, ovens, washer, dryers, etc.) can be taken to the “white goods” area at the landfill for recycling. PNM has a refrigerator recycling program that will pay you and take away an old working refrigerator. Working appliances can be donated to the ReStore. Smaller working appliances can be donated to local resale stores. Scrap metal is accepted at the landfill for recycling and there are several commercial metal recyclers in the county.

Rechargeable batteries from things like cordless tools, cell phones, laptops and cameras should be recycled since they have heavy metals in them. They can be recycled at the landfill, Ace, Radio Shack or on Earth Day.

Alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, etc.) no longer contain heavy metals and can safely be disposed of in the trash.
Automobile batteries can be recycled wherever you buy a new battery or they can be recycled at the landfill.

Compact fluorescent light bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury. Unbroken CFL’s be recycled at Ace Hardware or on Earth Day when the Recycling Advisory Committee has it’s annual recycling event.

If you break a CFL or other fluorescent bulb you should take precautions when you clean it up. A guide to clean up can be viewed here: http://www.epa.gov/cfl/cflcleanup.html

There is now a drop off at the landfill for all electronics and electrical items. If it plugs in or is battery operated it can be recycled. This includes computers and TVs. For a complete listing of accepted items look elsewhere on this forum:

It is better to recycle cell phones via the collection boxes at Cellular Connection since they are donated to El Refugio. Make sure you have cancelled your cellular service plan before recycling.

Hazardous Waste
Latex or oil-based paints can be recycled at the landfill or contact the ReStore, 534-9727. It is best to use as few hazardous chemical cleaners and pesticides as possible and use them according to directions. Only buy as much as you need. The landfill has a separate area for safe disposal of HHW.

Plastic Bags

Recycle clean and dry plastic bags at drop off bins at WalMart, Albertson’s or Food Basket. There are numerous types of plastic bags in addition to grocery store bags that can be included:
  • newspaper bags
  • dry cleaning bags
  • bread bags
  • produce bags
  • toilet paper, napkin, and paper towel wraps
  • plastic food storage bags (clean and dry) – (e.g. Ziploc® Bags)
  • plastic cereal box liners (if it tears like paper do not include)
  • Tyvek (no glue, labels, other material)
  • diaper wrap (packaging)
  • plastic shipping envelopes, bubble wrap, and air pillows (deflate/remove labels if possible)
  • case wrap (e.g., snacks, water bottles)
  • All clean, dry bags labeled #2 or #4.
  • Plastic food wrap and prepackaged salad bags should not be included with the bags.

Oil and other Automotive Fluids

It is illegal to dump oil or antifreeze in the trash or on the ground, as well as harmful to the environment. Most auto supply stores will recycle the fluids or you can drop them off at the special location at the landfill.

When you purchase new tires ask the dealer to recycle them. The landfill also accepts scrap tires for a fee.

More Information
For additional information call Southwest Solid Waste Authority at 388-8051, Option 3.

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