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Annual Fall Green Waste Collection is a Success

Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that the City of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department’s Annual Fall Green Waste Collection was once again well received by the public.

December 16, 2013

Albuquerque, NM – Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that the City of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department’s Annual Fall Green Waste Collection was once again well received by the public. This year’s Green Waste Collection program began on Monday, December 2nd and ended Friday, December 13th. Solid Waste Customers placed their green waste at their curb for collection on their regular day of service during this time period.

Putting green waste to better use is part of the City’s plan. The Solid Waste Management Department has initiated a compost program using the green waste collected from the citizens of Albuquerque. This year the Solid Waste Management Department collected 980,000 pounds of Green Waste during its annual fall collection. The Clean City crews hand loaded every last pound of green waste during this year’s event.

"Not only is the annual green waste collection a popular program with the public, it is important that we use the green waste collected to benefit our environment." Mayor Richard J. Berry said. "With our sandy soils and low rainfall, the composted products will help to maximize the value of soil nutrients, conserve water and help to control soil erosion."

Solid Waste customers may purchase the compost or mulch produced from the collection. Those that are interested may contact our Montessa Park Convenience Center at 761-8300 for availability. Montessa Park is located at 3512 Los Picaros SE and is open 7 days a week from 8am – 5pm, except for major holidays.

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit www.cabq.gov/solidwaste

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