The Solid Waste Management Department provides residential and commercial trash collection, and disposal. We also oversee large-item disposal, recycling, graffiti removal, convenience centers, and neighborhood cleanup support.
Our other services include:
- Operating the City's landfills in compliance with State and Federal regulations
- Ensuring environmental safety at old landfills Managing and operating a recycling processing facility.
- Educating the public about recycling and responsible waste disposal.
Integrated Waste Management
The Solid Waste Management Department initiated an Integrated Waste Management Plan to assist the Department in setting short-term and long-term goals for a sustainable, comprehensive solid waste program.
Have additional questions or comments? Please contact us.
Each spring, Keep America Beautiful brings together thousands of local organizations and millions of individuals to invest their time in creating better communities. Great American Cleanup (GAC) is the nation's largest community improvement program and takes place annually from March 1 through May 31 involving an estimated 2.8 million volunteers and attendees. Activities include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events. Albuquerque conducts its Great American Cleanup on the last Saturday of April. This year the Great American Cleanup will take place on April 30, with the location to be decided. Free trash bags and gloves are provided for all participants. A local staging area will be called upon to clean around as well as neighborhood associations coming together to clean their areas. Everyone is encouraged to take part in this event; together we can make a cleaner, more beautiful Albuquerque.