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Trash Drop Off

Information about the three public trash drop-off locations in Albuquerque.

During Construction: No Trailers

No trailers or end dumps allowed at Montessa Park through Spring of 2018.

Use Eagle Rock Convenience Center for trailer service.

Learn more about ongoing construction work at Convenience Centers.

Convenience Center Telephones

Telephones at Cerro Colorado Landfill are currently offline.

For convenience center information, please call:

  • Eagle Rock Convenience Center
    (505) 857-8318
  • Montessa Park Convenience Center
    (505) 873-6607
  • Don Reservoir Convenience Center
    (505) 836-8757

Convenience Center Locations

In 2008, almost 70,000 tons of trash were collected at the Convenience Centers for transfer to the Cerro Colorado Landfill. Eagle Rock Convenience Center also functions as an additional drop-off site for recyclables, to complement the city's curbside recycling program. See more information on recycling. Don Reservoir and Montessa Park Convenience Centers do not accept recyclables at this time.

The convenience centers are provided for residents and small commercial haulers only. Refer to the Cerro Colorado Landfill for information on commercial trash disposal.

Convenience Center Locations & Hours

All convenience centers are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

North Side

Eagle Rock Convenience Center - View map
6301 Eagle Rock NE (North off I-25 & Alameda to Eagle Rock)
Phone: (505) 857-8318
Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

West Side

Don Reservoir Convenience Center - View map
117 114th SW (West of 98th off West Central Ave.)
Phone: (505) 836-8757
Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No Trailers. No tree limbs in excess of 8 ft. No recyclables accepted.

South Side

Montessa Park Convenience Center - View map
3512 Los Picaros SE (Rio Bravo West to Broadway, South to Bobby Foster Road.)
Phone: (505) 873-6607
Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No recyclables accepted.

Disposal Fees

For $5.25 per load (including tax), you may take your  excess trash, yard waste, and large items to any of the Solid Waste Management Department's Convenience Centers listed above. This fee applies to both residents and commercial businesses using the convenience centers. Tarp and secure your vehicle's load to avoid a clean-up fee of $5.82 (including tax).

**Rates subject to change ** We accept cash, check, Mastercard, Visa and American Express. For more information call (505) 761-8100.

Load Sizes

Truck Bed Loads

  • 1 Load = 4x8x2
  • 2 Loads = 4x16x2

Trailer Loads

  • 1 Load = 4x8x2
  • 2 Loads = 4x16x2
  • 4 Loads = 8x16x2
  • 8 Loads =8x16x4


Prices: We accept Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa and American Express

Residential and Commercial Loads: $ 5.25 per load (Including Tax) Unsecured Load Fee: $5.82 Extra (including tax)

Limited Acceptance

Please also view guidelines.

For a detailed list of acceptable and unacceptable waste at the Convenience Centers, please refer to guidelines. Please note that Residential customers may obtain special written permission from the convenience center supervisor and transport the load to the Cerro Colorado Landfill for a reasonable commercial fee.

Loads of dirt, including petroleum contaminated soils (Cerro Colorado Landfill only) require a manifest and prior approval. Contact Solid Waste Management's Environmental Compliance Coordinator at (505) 761-8328 or (505) 761-8324 for information on proper disposal.

Customers my bring up to 5 tires (auto/small truck) to Eagle Rock Convenience Center, Montessa Park Convenience Center and Don Reservoir Convenience Center. More than 5-tires must go to Cerro Colorado Landfill for disposal.

Items can be brought to the Centers so long as they are not hazardous in nature or an infectious waste. The Solid Waste Rules under Prohibited Acts state that “no person shall dispose of any solid waste in a manner that a person knows or should know will harm the environment or endangers the public health, welfare or safety."

For more disposal information, see information about the Cerro Colorado Landfill, or call Cerro Administration at (505) 761-8300, Contaminated Soils (505) 761-8328 or (505) 761-8324, Convenience Centers (505) 857-8318, Household Hazardous Waste (505) 761- 8300, and also the ACT (Advanced Chemical Transport) Hotline at (505) 349-5220.