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Recycling Drop-off Sites

Information about Albuquerque-area recycling drop-off sites.

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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

Recycling Other Materials Information

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

Recycling Bin Locations

Note: All drop-off sites accept glass except for New Beginnings Church and Balloon Fiesta Park.

Drop-off Site Address


Beneath Marquette Avenue Overpass

Located under the Marquette overpass just west of the train tracks, there are three large recycling bins plus a large yellow bin for glass.

Recycle bins available only during business hours:

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

100 Marquette NW

Smith's (Taylor Ranch)

8301 Golf Course NW, 87120

West Mesa Community Center
Recycle bins 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, 87105
Taylor Ranch Community Center 4900 Kachina NW, 87120

Cottonwood Mall

Enter from 7 Bar Loop & Cottonwood Loop. Located in the northeast parking area of the Cottonwood Mall.

There are four large recycling bins plus a large yellow bin for glass.

Northwest Corner at 7 Bar Loop & Cottonwood Loop


Solid Waste Main Office

4600 Edith NE, 87107
(505) 761-8100

Grace Church 6901 San Antonio NE, 87109
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center 7521 Carmel NE, 87113

New Beginnings Church (No glass accepted.)

This location will be permanently closed as of March 12, 2018.

3601 Montgomery NE

8100 Wyoming NE, 87113
(505) 857-9783

Lowe's Home Improvement 3010 Juan Tabo NE, 87111
Behind Sonic
Eagle Rock Convenience Center
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week
6301 Eagle Rock NE, 87113
(505) 857-8318
Bear Canyon 4645 Pitt NE, 87111

Lobo Little League

South on Bryn Mawr from Menaul. Turn right at “Lobo Little League” sign and yellow fire hydrant.  Bins are at the end of the street (NW corner of parking lot).

2101 Bryn Mawr NE, 87107

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 NE


Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center Parking Lot
(Next to the Little League Fields.)
501 Elizabeth SE, 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, 87106


Tower Pond Park 601 86th SW, 87121