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Mayor Shows Praises City Clean-up Efforts

Garcia’s Kitchen sponsors lunch for Clean City Team

August 21, 2013

Albuquerque, NM - The Solid Waste Management Department’s Clean City Division was recognized by Mayor Richard J. Berry and Garcia’s Kitchen for their recent contribution to the city wide clean-up efforts following the recent storm that the Duke City experienced. Wanting to give back to the hard working staff from Clean City, Garcia’s Kitchen provided lunch for 70 employees and Coca-Cola provided drinks. Mayor Berry took the opportunity to personally thank the group for their massive effort to help the city recover.

"More than 2 million pounds of green waste was collected during our storm clean-up," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "The fact that our corporate citizens take notice of these efforts and take time out of their busy schedule to thank our employees says a lot about the type of business that they run."

"We wanted to express our gratitude to the City employees that make it their duty to take care of us day in and day out," said Dan Garcia, Vice-president of Garcia’s Kitchen.

The Clean City division provides ongoing clean-up of weed and litter from major thoroughfares and along curb lines and undeveloped medians as well as graffiti removal.From July 28, 2013 to August 16, 2013 the Clean City division collected 693,780 pounds of green waste. The division received 787 phone calls resulting from the storm through 311 and worked 1,612 hours.

Green waste collected is diverted from the Cerro Colorado Landfill through the Solid Waste Management Department’s composting/mulch program. Compost and mulch is sold to the public at our Montessa Park Convenience Center.

Garcia’s Kitchen, a locally owned business, offers New Mexican Classic Cuisine at its eight locations as well as catering. For information about Garcia’s Kitchen visit

For information about the Clean City division call 311, TTY 711, or visit