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Free “Green” Waste Disposal Days Scheduled at County Convenience Centers

Santa Fe, NM- On March 12, 2024, the Santa Fe County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved Resolution No. 2024-035, authorizing the free disposal of green waste for county residents with a valid solid waste permit at the Stanley, Jacona, and Eldorado Convenience Centers on Friday, July 5 (8:00am-5:00pm) and Saturday, July 6 (8:00am,-5:00pm), 2024.

Providing free green waste disposal days at county convenience centers in the summer months will reduce the need for burning green waste. Open burning of green waste is Santa Fe County increases the risk of uncontrolled fires.

“Green waste” is defined as yard waste, lawn clippings, leaves, shrubs, and tree trimmings. Green waste does not include: weeds, cholla cacti, root balls, tree stumps, tree trunks greater than 18 inches in diameter, pet waste, rocks, dirt/soil (clean or contaminated), household waste, litter, plastic bags, metal, plastic, pallets, palm fronds, lumber or any type of treated wood (this includes plywood, sheetrock, and chipboard), and any constructed or demolition materials.

Free Green Waste disposal days will also be offered the first full weekend in August at the Stanley, Jacona, and Eldorado Convenience Centers at their normal operating hours (8:00am-5:00pm).

Before depositing wastes at Santa Fe County Convenience Centers/Transfer Stations review prohibited materials as defined in Ordinance No. 2014-010.

To learn more about managing waste sustainably visit the Santa Fe County Sustainability Division website or contact Michael Carr, Sustainability Specialist at 505-995-9515 or email

For Information regarding solid waste permits and transfer stations, visit the Santa Fe County Convenience Center webpage or contact Les Francisco, Solid Waste Superintendent at 505-992-3068.