Lea County Landfill / Solid Waste Authority

Solid Waste Authority


  • Lea County
  • City of Eunice
  • City of Hobbs
  • City of Jal
  • City of Lovington
  • Town of Tatum

Crystal Carrasco, Lea County Landfill
3219 E State Highway 176
Eunice, NM 88231
Phone: 575-394-9109

Hours of Operation

  • Standard
    • Monday through Saturday
      7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Daylight Savings Time
    • Monday through Saturday
      7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Last load accepted will be 30 minutes prior to closing
  • Closed Sundays and All Major Holidays

New Mexico Environment Department Permits

  • #SWM-130402
  • #SWM-130402(SP)


  • Fully Lined with Geocomposite HDPE 60 mil Liner
  • Leachate Collection and Management System
  • Groundwater Monitoring Variance
  • 340 acres- Permitted Estimated Life over 80 years

Why Use the Solid Waste Authority

  • $34 Per Ton - We do not accept debit or credit cards. No Large bills 50's or 100's
  • Certified Weight Scales
  • Actual Weight
  • No Guesswork

Advantages for You

  • No Regulatory Headaches
  • No Landfill Gas Monitoring
  • No Groundwater Monitoring
  • No Closure Costs or Maintenance
  • No Landfill Employee Costs
  • No Landfill Equipment Costs

Accepted Materials

  • Now recycling tires
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Special Waste
  • Public
  • Private

Non Accepted Materials

  • Characteristic Hazardous Waste (ignitable, corrosive, toxic, reactive)
  • Listed Hazardous Wastes
  • Bulk or Free Liquids
  • Hot Wastes - open flame burning
  • Infectious Wastes
  • Incinerator Ash
  • Septage
  • Intact Bulk Containers
  • Category II friable asbestos-containing material
  • No more than 10 tires per load (if greater than 10, tires must be shredded or manifested)
  • Appliances Containing Refrigerants (these must have a Certification sticker from a qualified HVAC specialist, which indicates that all refrigerants have been properly removed)
  • Special Wastes- these may be accepted as long as they have been pre-approved as solid non-hazardous waste, and are properly manifested. Please contact the landfill office to obtain a full list of requirements.

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