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.
Learn more about the Open Meetings Act!
CDL Drivers Needed!!
The Town of Silver City's Public Works and Utilities departments are struggling to find enough qualified CDL-certified drivers for garbage and recycling pick-up, as well as for operating certain air-brake vehicles used in managing town utility services. Learn more!
Have your say!
We also welcome
comments on the Town's web site and other issues!
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!
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
Silver City, NM 88062
Silver City Recycles -- and saves!
For additional details download our PDF information sheet.
If you are a Silver City resident or business owner and your trash is collected by the town of Silver City, then you are eligible for free curbside recycling services. To get started, call Public Works at 388-4640 to request a free 65 gallon green curbside recycling cart. You may also take recyclable materials to the convenience station at the landfill at 318 Ridge Road.
Instruction brochure in English/Spanish click here.
General Instructions to use your recycling cart
For more information call Town of Silver City Public Works
- Set out your cart on the same day as your trash
- Cart should be out by 7 AM
- Keep at least 3 feet between your cart and other carts or objects
- Do not overfill – the lid should stay closed
- Wash out cart with water as needed
Mix all Recyclables
- Keep it loose: do not put in bags
- No need to sort: mix all together
What goes in your Cart?
- Paper: newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, paper bags, office and copy paper, regular and junk mail, paperboard cereal and food boxes, beverage carriers. Shredded paper should be in a clear plastic bag. Cardboard boxes flattened and cut down to fit
- Plastic: empty bottles and jugs, clean tubs and containers labeled #1-#7
- Cans: aluminum and steel/tin cans, metal lids, aluminum foil
- Cartons: milk and beverage cartons, drink boxes, aseptic or tetrapak boxes
Keep out of your Cart:
Garbage, plastic bags, glass, food or liquids, Styrofoam®, pizza boxes, electronics, hoses or wires, hazardous waste
Where does your recycling go?
From your curbside the recycling goes to Southwest Solid Waste Authority at 318 Ridge Rd where it is baled.
Baler at SWSWA purchased with a grant from New Mexico Recycling Coalition. Each bale weights about 1300 pounds and is loaded onto a semi to go to Tucson.
The baled recycled single stream material is sold to ReCommunity Recycling in Tucson. To learn more about the processes they use to sort the recycling and what happens to your recycled materials visit their education webpage here.