Solid Waste and Recycling
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Santa Fe County operates seven drop-off Solid Waste "Convenience Centers" for the disposal of household refuse and the collection of recyclable materials. Commercial businesses generating less than 850 pounds of refuse per month may also use the Convenience Centers. Disposal of refuse at Convenience Centers requires the purchase of a Solid Waste Permit. Drop-off of recyclables at all Convenience Centers is free. In addition to the seven full service Convenience Centers, the County also operates a recycling drop-off center, open on Fridays and Saturdays, at Rancho Viejo.
The County does not provide or offer curbside refuse or recyclable collection service. A number of private companies provide such service for a fee.
Solid waste, recycling requirements, and fees are included the the County's Solid Waste Ordinance No. 2010-5.
If you're unable to download or print the recycling brochure below, it can be mailed to you upon request by calling 992-3010.
Keep Santa Fe County Beautiful!! Never Illegally Dump in our Beautiful Desert and Arroyos.
Santa Fe County Ordinance No. 2005-05 prohibits the dumping, accumulating or scattering of solid waste. Any person convicted of illegal dumping will be guilty of a crime. First time offenders maybe penalized with a fine up to $500 and/or 60 days in jail. Subsequent violations carry a penalty of up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. The improper or illegal disposal of hazardous waste carries a penalty of up to $5,000 and/or 90 days in jail.
To report illegal dumping or littering, please call the County at 992-3010. You may also call New Mexico Clean & Beautiful at 1-800-867-7666 or the Solid Waste Compliance Officer at 1-505-629-2937.