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About Solid Waste Management

Information about Albuquerque's Solid Waste Management Department.


Established by the City of Albuquerque in 1948, the Solid Waste Management Department provides a unified, comprehensive solid waste and recycling service for Residential and Commercial customers in the Albuquerque Metropolitan area.

Guided by the vision and mission established by the City of Albuquerque, the department is continuously expanding its role to meet the growing needs of the community.

Mayor Richard J. Berry appointed Jill Holbert in 2011 to direct the Solid Waste Management Department. She brings over 20 years of experience in integrated solid waste management; including waste reduction, recycling, composting and disposal. Prior to joining the Department in 2008, Ms. Holbert worked for the Solid Waste Bureau of the New Mexico Environment Department. She also served as the Solid Waste Management Division Director with the City of Santa Fe and manager of Santa Fe County’s solid waste and recycling program. She holds a Master of Science degree in Community Development from the University of California and a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.

Department Mission Statement

The Solid Waste Management Department Team in its commitment and dedication of ensuring a sustainable, vibrant, and a beautiful Albuquerque, delivers premier solid waste collection, recycling service, anti-graffiti efforts, weed and litter clean up, and related community outreach programs. These services are united, comprehensive and available to City residents, business, and other government agencies. In continuing to meet the needs of a growing community the Department is ever expanding its role for a cleaner environment and researching ways to convert waste to a sustainable resource for the benefit of the public.

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