Service Alert

Due to maintenance and ash removal, for the safety of our employees and customers, we are not accepting any green waste till further notice.

Community Update

Click here to download our 4th of July operations schedule.

At NCSWA, we deeply care about our community and the dedicated individuals who serve it. In line with our commitment to community support, we encourage you to learn more about the Rio Arriba County Chamita Volunteer FD.  Whether volunteering your time or donating, your support can make a significant difference. Join us in strengthening our community and ensuring the safety and well-being of all its members. Click here to read more.  Together, we can make a positive impact!


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Operations & Locations

The operations of the North Central Solid Waste Authority revolve around the management and regulation of solid waste. Our operations are divided into residential and commercial operations.

Board of Directors

Stay current regarding North Central Solid Waste Authority’s current board of directors discussions, agendas, meeting times, and meeting dates and locations. You are invited to participate!

Human Resources

At North Central Solid Waste Authority, we believe that our greatest asset is our people. This dedicated space is a gateway to all things related to our employees’ well-being, growth, and success.

North Central Solid Waste Authority Collection Bins
North Central Solid Waste Authority  - Chief and Josh

About us

North Central Solid Waste Authority serves Rio Arriba County, Santa Clara Pueblo, and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. We provide all solid waste services:

  1. Residential curbside pickup.
  2. Commercial dumpster pickup.
  3. Roll-off services.

We have seven sites around Rio Arriba County where you can take your waste. Our facilities accept the recycling of oil, cardboard, plastics, paper, tires, metal, and aluminum.

Let’s help keep the environment clean and our lands looking beautiful; bring your waste to North Central Solid Waste Authority.

Holiday Schedule

Click here to download our Holiday Route Schedule. 

North Central Solid Waste Authority | Transfer Stations.

Are you looking for a transfer station near you?  We've got you covered!  Use our transfer station locator to find the nearest one to you.  Enter your zip code in the "Your Location" box on the map below. Contact us for additional questions and information.

Notice to all Customers

  • The Transfer Station in Alcalde and Tierra Amarilla DO NOT accept bills larger than $20.00.
  • All North Central disposal facilities are always closed on Sunday and Monday.
  • All North Central customers can use any of our facilities.
  • The Alcalde Transfer Station can accommodate any items North Central accepts.
  • The collection centers and convenience stations may have limitations regarding what items they can accept.
  • You may use your permit card at any of our facilities; the Alcalde Transfer Station and Tierra Amarilla Collection Center.
  • For more information, contact us or call our office at (505) 747-8459.
Alcalde Transfer Station

742 State Road 68, Alcalde, NM 87511

Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Closed 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM for lunch

Phone Number:
(505) 747-5411

We are not accepting checks at this location.

Cordova Transfer Station

1365 State Road 76, Truchas, NM 87578

Tuesday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone Number:
(505) 351-9138

Large items/loads are accepted if space is available. Call the station for more information.

Tierra Amarilla Center
14 State Road 573, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Tuesday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone Number:
(575) 588-0480

El Prado Center

142 State Road 554, Abiquiu, NM 87510

Tuesday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone Number:
(505) 685-4112

Large items/loads are accepted if space is available. Call the station for more information.

Ojo Caliente Center

35631 US Hwy 285, Hernandez, NM 87537

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

NCSWA has two roll-off dumpsters at the Taos County Collection Center. Please only put household waste in dumpsters.

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