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2016 Fall Green Waste Collection

Albuquerque residents can recycle their green waste for free from Dec. 5 to 16, 2016.

City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Residential Customers can take advantage of free green waste pickup.

Green Waste Collection Schedule

Green waste will be collected on your regular trash collection day during the following weeks:

  • Dec. 5 to 9
  • Dec. 12 to 16

Green Waste Instructions

  • Solid Waste Residential customers must place green waste — such as leaves, grass, and brush — in tightly secured trash bags.
  • Bags must not weigh more than 40 pounds each.
  • Branches must be cut to four-foot lengths and bundled securely.
  • Items for green recycling must be placed at the curb for collection by 7 a.m. on the regular trash pickup day.
  • Items should be placed 5 feet away from automated trash containers.

Prohibited Items

Collection crews won't pick up the following items:

  • Dirt
  • Construction debris
  • Gravel
  • Construction material
  • Tree stumps
  • Household trash or garbage