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Green Waste

Albuquerque turns green waste into soil erosion protection.

Yard Waste

Where Can I Take Green Waste?

City of Albuquerque residents can take their green waste to the city’s three Convenience Center locations. The green waste is processed into a rough chip mulch and is used to help prevent erosion at the Cerro Colorado Landfill.

Green Waste Collection Events

The City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Department offers two annual green waste pickups for Solid Waste residential customers. During these weeks, residents can place their Green Waste at the curb on their regular trash/recycle day by 7 a.m.

Green Waste Collection Event Tips

During collection events, please follow these guidelines:

  • Green Waste must be 5 feet away from trash/recycling containers.
  • Green Waste must be placed in trash bags.
  • Trash bags must not weigh more than 40 lbs.
  • Cut branches to four-foot lengths and bundle them securely.
  • Dirt, debris, gravel, construction material or tree stumps will not be picked up.
  • Do not place green waste in your recycling cart.