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

Recycling Other Materials Information

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

Recycling Bin Locations

Drop-off Site Address


Albuquerque Convention Center (Bins are located in the east parking lot under the Dr. Martin Luther King Bridge.)

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

401 2nd NW

R&D Empire

Recycle bins available only during business hours:

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Saturday

 306 Haines NW

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)



Solid Waste Main Office

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

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center (Recycling bins will not be available from August 24 - August 27. Please use Smith's located at 8100 Wyoming NE) 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

Bins will be removed September 14, 2015 and returned on Monday September 21, 2015 due to parking lot repaving.

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 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