Moving Offices: North Central Solid Waste Authority Relocating To
Old San Juan Lakes Store Location
Following Rio Arriba County’s decision to end their relationship with North Central Solid Waste Authority (NCSWA), the waste disposal organization announced that they will be relocating their offices to an Ohkay Owingeh owned facility. NCSWA offices are currently located in a Rio Arriba County building on Industrial Park Road in Española.
Gino R. Romero, NCSWA Manager said in a press release “Ohkay Owingeh continues to support North Central Solid Waste Authority; the Pueblo’s Lt. Governor Ben Lujan and TSAY Corp. Chief Executive Officer Ron Lovato have directed Andrew Medina, TSAY Corp. Maintenance Director to renovate the existing Old San Juan Lakes store location.”
According to the press release Ohkay Owingeh will subsidize the Authority with an estimated $76,000 over the next three years: allowing North Central Solid Waste Authority to utilize the newly remodeled office space.
Romero said of the move “Lt. Governor Ben Lujan and TSAY Corp. CEO Ron Lovato understand that we all create trash and want to assist the Authority by giving back to their community. When the New Mexico Environment Department cited North Central Solid Waste Authority for violations at the La Loma Collection Center, Ohkay Owingeh graciously offered their Transfer Station to save the County and City of Espanola from being closed. The Ohkay Owingeh has allowed North Central Solid Waste Authority to burn green waste at their “OO” Transfer Station for over two years which saved thousands of dollars each year. “
At the board meeting, Lt. Governor Ben Lujan stated, “We all create trash, this is a community issue; we all have to work together to make our community a cleaner and better place.”
NCSWA anticipates to be moved into the new office space in late September.