Waste is something all of us create, in varying amounts, throughout our daily lives. It is often unavoidable, but can be a challenge to deal with. NMED has many programs that work with businesses, organizations, and communities to reduce and manage our waste here in New Mexico.
Waste can be addressed in many different ways through proper disposal, recycling, storage, or reducing the amount created in the first place (source reduction).
The types of waste we deal with in New Mexico include Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, Liquid Waste, Wastewater, and other types such as radioactive waste.
Proper management of these wastes will help protect our air, land, ground water, surface waters, and public health.
NMED is responsible for monitoring and controlling the generation, storage, transportation, and disposal of wastes in New Mexico.
Financial Assistance for Waste Management:
Petroleum Storage Tanks:
(For illegal dumping, spills, or other
NMED Waste Management Programs:
Ground Water Pollution Prevention
Point Source Discharge Regulation
Wastewater Operator Certification Program
Construction Programs Bureau