Dona Ana, New Mexico, USA

Solid Waste Landfill Expansion, Transfer Station Improvements and Equipment Replacement for Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Status: Completed

Pre-project Conditions

In 1990, Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces entered into an agreement to handle solid waste disposal on a regional basis. As a result, the South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) was created in 1996 to provide solid waste disposal services to areas of Doña County and Las Cruces by operating a transfer station, recycling station and the Corralitos Regional Landfill. 

The landfill occupies 640 acres of land and is divided into two phases: East and West.  Cell 1 in the East Phase began operating in 1996.  In 2000, it began approaching full capacity, and construction of Cell 2 was initiated. However, due to funding limitations, only half of the second cell (Cell 2A) was completed. In 2003, Cell 2A began reaching full capacity, and the remainder of the cell (Cell 2B) needed to be constructed.  Moreover, the heavy equipment used to operate and maintain the landfill had reached the end of its useful life.

Project Scope

The project consisted of expanding the Corralitos Regional Landfill by completing the second cell, improving the existing transfer and recycling stations and replacing the landfill equipment.


Expansion of the landfill and other improvements allowed the facility to continue to serve its customers and helped reduce illegal dumping in and around the city and county. 

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 3.14M
NADBank Funding US 1.51M - NADBank Loan
US 1.00M - NADBank Grant: SWEP
Other Funding Partners South Central Solid Waste Authority