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Sparks fly as crews cut off large, metal nubs in the floor of the pit of the South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) Amador Avenue Transfer Station. With a line of trash trucks stretching past the Las Cruces Utilities Water Quality Laboratory and concrete still drying on the floor of the transfer station, it was a high-speed turnover to switch out the 23-year-old trash compactor for a new unit weighing 130,000 pounds, with a price tag of $1.9 million. Every day, the transfer station sends 30 18-wheelers, each hauling 20 tons of trash, to the Corralitos Regional Landfill, located 15 miles west of Las Cruces alongside I-10.