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Residential Yard Waste

Guidelines for recycling green waste.

Please note that this program is for City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Management Customers only.

Green Waste is collected two times per year - once in the spring and once in the fall. At other times of the year, customers may take green waste to the Convenience Centers. During the two collection periods, please follow these guidelines:

  • Residents must place their green waste (leaves, grass, and brush) in trash bags not weighing more than 40 lbs. each on the curb.
  • Items must be placed 5 ft. away from the automated trash container. Branches must be cut to 4-ft. lengths and bundled securely.
  • The City will not pickup dirt, construction debris, gravel, or any other landscape material.