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Public Works

Solid Waste (Trash) and Recycling

Solid Waste Convenience Centers

Santa Fe County Solid Waste manages seven, convenient trash and recycling drop-off locations. Residents and businesses that generate less than 850 pounds of trash per month may use the solid waste convenience centers by purchasing permits or bag tags by completing this 2020 permit application and dropping it off at the County's Treasurer’s Office, Public Works Complex, Edgewood Satellite Office, Eldorado Satellite Office, or Pojoaque Satellite Office.  Follow this link for more information on the locations, hours of operation, services, and rules of the County's trash and recycling convenience centers.  Other useful information is available in the "More Links" box.

Mandatory Recycling

Recycling is mandatory at Santa Fe County solid waste convenience centers. Want to learn more about recycling right? Recycling saves convenience center users $50 per ton, helps the environment, and keeps taxes down. Any convenience center user placing accepted recyclable material in trash bins may be issued a warning and/or issued a citation. The criminal penalty for violating the mandatory recycling ordinance is a fine of at least $25 for the first offense, $50-$100 for the second offense, and $75-$200 for the third offense.

Curbside Collection Service

Curbside collection service may be obtained from one of the following private haulers. If your company wishes to be listed here, contact us. If you live within the Santa Fe County Collection District, established in Ordinance No. 2016-04, private waste haulers who provide curbside residential trash service must also collect recycling at least once every other week. Below is a listing of private waste haulers:

Capital Scrap Metals*, (505) 471-0740

Pecos Waste Management, (505) 795-2944

East Mountain Disposal, (505) 286-4798

Road Runner Waste Service, (505) 867-9000

Ibarra’s Trash Service*, (505) 920-3264

Santa Fe Waste Services, (505) 780-0505

L Mora Trash Co, (505) 259-8177

Waste Management*, (505) 892-1200

MCT Waste*, (505) 345-8651

*Provides residential waste service within the Santa Fe County Collection District

Illegal Dumping

Santa Fe County Solid Water Ordinance No. 2014-10 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 Solid Waste Compliance Officer at (505) 629-2937.

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