New Mexico communities awarded more than $776K for recycling, illegal dumpsite clean-up projects


The New Mexico Environment Department is excited to announce the newest round of recipients of Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) grants for fiscal year 2021.

Communities, tribes and pueblos around the state – many in rural areas – received more than $776,000 for projects related to recycling, cleaning up illegal dumpsites, conducting community outreach and education and scrap tire and household hazardous waste collection, among others.

“This funding allows rural communities of New Mexico to complete projects that ultimately protect human health and the environment, as well as improve the quality of life for their citizens,” said NMED Cabinet Secretary James Kenney.

Funding has been awarded to:

  • City of Farmington
  • Pueblo of Isleta
  • City of Sunland Park
  • City of Truth and Consequences
  • San Juan County
  • San Miguel County

·       Estancia Valley Solid Waste Authority

·       Jemez Pueblo

  • Southwest Solid Waste Authority
  • Village of Angel Fire
  • McKinley County
  • Village of Eagle Nest
  • Navajo Nation
  • Village of Magdalena
  • North Central Solid Waste Authority

The RAID grant is made possible through a special revenue fund derived from a fee on motor vehicle registrations. Approximately $800,000 is available through the fund annually. Between 2006 and 2019, NMED awarded 308 RAID grants totaling $9.1 million.

The application period for the grant program is in February and March of each year. Grant recipients are selected by the 12-member RAID Alliance appointed by the NMED Cabinet Secretary.

Source: NM Environment Department