Did Your Trash Day Change? If Yes, So Did Your Recycling Day

By Cassie McClure 

With 24 percent of City residents getting used to a new trash pickup schedule, since the start of January, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) suggests that customers also register, and re-register if they have previously, for the South Central Solid Waste Authority’s (SCSWA) free Recycling Coach app.

That will help make customers sure their reminder notifications are set to the right day. Dates for recycling changed along with the trash pickup day.

“Yes, if your trash pickup day changed, so did your recycling day,” said Robin Lawrence, LCU deputy director Solid Waste. “It’ll still be every other week, but your recycling day will still be the same day as your trash day.”

SCSWA’s free Recycle Coach app can assist residents with reminders it’s a recycling week, or not, through email or text messages. The Recycle Coach app can be found on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

Recycle Coach can send a reminder for every recycling pickup in advance times of one hour before, to 12 hours before, or even a week before. Those reminders can come by email or by push notifications. If residents have registered previously, it is recommended they re-register.

Recycling_AppThe page also reminds customers of the preferred, high quality recyclable materials – corrugated cardboard, plastic bottles, and jugs No. 1 and No. 2, copier and printer paper, and clean steel, aluminum, and tin cans. It is recommended that residents do not bag recyclable materials and all items should be clean and dry.

Las Cruces Utilities can be reached at 575/528-3500 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. LCU provides services to approximately 100,000 Las Cruces residents and businesses.


Yes, if your trash pickup date has changed, so has your recycling date. Get the free Recycling Coach app to get reminders via email or text.

Note: This story was recently published in the Las Cruces Bulletin.