Recycling Drop-off Sites

The Solid Waste Management Department operates many recycling drop-off sites throughout the Albuquerque Metropolitan area.

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Accepted Recycling Materials

These recycling bins accept the following materials:


  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Office Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Cereal/Cracker Boxes
  • Milk and Juice Boxes
  • Phone Books
  • Books
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Paper Egg Cartons


  • #1 - #7 Plastics Bottle/Tubs
  • Rigid Plastic Toys/Hampers


  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin Cans
  • Foil & Pie Pans
  • Small Electronics
  • Pots & Pans


  • At approved locations


    For information about recycling other materials, visit New Mexico Recycling Coalition.

    Recycling Bin Locations

    Drop-off SiteAddress
    Smith's (Taylor Ranch)

    8301 Golf Course NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87120
    (At Paseo Del Norte)

    West Mesa Community Center
    Recycle bin available only during business hours:
    • 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
    • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays
    5500 Glenrio NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87105
    (At Coors)
    Taylor Ranch Community Center 4900 Kachina NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87120
    (Taylor Ranch near Montano)

    North Valley Senior Center : Bin has been temporarily removed due to construction. Bin will be returned once construction has been completed.
    (No glass accepted.) Bins located on the north side of Aztec.

    3825 4th NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87107

    Solid Waste Main Office

    4600 Edith NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87107
    (Edith and Griegos)
    (505) 761-8100

    North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87113
    New Beginnings Church (No glass accepted.) 3601 Montgomery N.E. (Corner of Carlisle and Montgomery)
    Macaroni Grille 2100 Louisiana NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    (Vacant parking lot south of the Macaroni Grille)

    8100 Wyoming NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87113
    (At Paseo del Norte)
    (505) 857-9783

    Lowe's Home Improvement 3010 Juan Tabo NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87111
    Behind Sonic
    Eagle Rock Convenience Center
    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week
    6301 Eagle Rock NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87113
    (505) 857-8318
    Bear Canyon 4645 Pitt NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87111
    (Near Eubank & Montgomery)
    Wal-Mart (Carlisle & Claremont)
    Bins have been moved to the rear of the store.
    2701 Carlisle NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    Crowne Plaza Hotel (University & Menaul)
    NW corner of hotel.
    1901 University NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87102

    Balloon Fiesta Park (Bin will not be available during Balloon Fiesta.)

    • (No glass accepted.) Bin located on the south side of the park.
    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week
    9401 Balloon Museum Dr. NE
    Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center Parking Lot
    (Next to the Little League Fields.)
    501 Elizabeth SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87123
    (505) 275-8731
    UNM South
    (Sunshine Terrace & University, Southside of Baseball Field) Use the entrance located on the North East corner of the dirt lot directly under the billboard.
    1701 University SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106