2016 N. Riverside Dr. Española, New Mexico 87532 • 505-747-8459


North Central Solid Waste Authority provides residential and commercial trash and recycling services to Rio Arriba County, the City of Española, Santa Clara Pueblo and Ohkay Owingeh in Northern New Mexico.

North Central was formed by these agencies in 2004 to provide solid waste services for their citizens and is a local public body of the State of New Mexico.



August Board of Directors Meeting

               The monthly North Central Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors meeting scheduled for August 15, 2017 at 9:00 am has been cancelled.

Next meeting date will be announced at a later time. Thank you. 

Labor Day Holiday

North Central Solid Waste Authority Office will be CLOSED
on Monday September 4, 2017
in observance of Labor Day.

All residential collection routes will remain on regular schedule.
Please place polycarts out by 7:00AM.

All Collection Centers are closed every Sunday and Monday.

Our Office and all Collection Centers will resume regular business hours on
Tuesday September 5, 2017.

Online Bill Pay Now Available

To pay your North Central Solid Waste Authority bill online please visit www.xpressbillpay.com there is a $1.50 charge for debit/ credit card and check transactions.

* Questions about paying your bill online:



Notice to all Residents & Customers

North Central Solid Waste Authority has received numerous concerns in regards to the disposal of substances liable to spontaneous ignition. 


Hot ashes or cinders, smoldering coals, greasy or oily substances liable to spontaneous ignition are prohibited from being disposed of in a residential polycart. Refuse of this type shall be placed in non-combustible container on a non-combustible surface at least 2 feet from any combustible wall, partition, or exterior window opening and at least 10 feet away from any other combustible materials. Ashes or cinders shall be cold for at least twenty-four hours prior to proper disposal.  


In addition, no person shall dispose of any hot ashes or cinders, smoldering coals, greasy or oily substances liable to spontaneous ignitionin a manner that the person knows or should know will harm the environment or endangers the public health, welfare or safety of any employee or community member. 

Glass Recycling 

North Central Solid Waste Authority will no longer accept glass as recyclables after October 1, 2015.  The facility that accepted the glass, Santa Fe County B.U.R.R.T recycling has modified their operation and has begun to transport their recycling to Friedman Recycling in Albuquerque.  

The cost to haul glass separate from other recyclables is not cost efficiant for the Authority.  Therefore, we will continue to offer single stream recycling to our customers at no cost. 


Proper Polycart Placement

NCSWA uses "polycart trucks" - these trucks have arms on the side that pick up the polycart and dump it into the top of the truck.  If the cart is turned sideways or backwards, the truck can't grab it to empty it, or can damage the polycart.

If the polycart is too close to something like a mailbox, fence post or parked car, it can "snag" on the object, or the arms can hit the object, causing damage.  Please leave 16 inches between the carts when multiple carts are placed next to each other.

If the polycart is under a tree or wires, lifting it to empty it can cause damage to anything above the cart.

Please put your polycart with the wheels against the curb (wheels away from the road) and away from any obstruction, and with nothing overhead!

Please make sure the lid is closed.

Please bag your trash!  When the polycart is dumped into the top of the truck, loose trash can fall out or be blown away, littering your yard or your neighbor's property!



Residential/Commercial Service Application    Self Haul Application 2017 
Roll-off Application    Senior Low income Letter 2017
Vacant/Disconnect Form    Senior Low Income Application2017

NCSWA ByLaws    

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Contact Us:


PO Box 1230

Española, NM  87532

In Person:

Main Office: 2016 N. Riverside Dr. Española, New Mexico

Alcalde Center: 13 Highway 68 in Alcalde (across from the Post Office)


(505) 747-8459


(505) 747-8464