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Commercial Collection and Services

Information about commercial trash collection and services in Albuquerque.

Be Aware of What Goes in Your Bin

  • All containers must be accessible for pick-up from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise agreed upon.
  • Do not place hazardous materials i.e. anything flammable, corrosive, reactive or toxic into your bin.
  • Do not place any other combustibles.
  • Do not place hot ashes or coals into your bin.
  • Do not put medications in the trash. See Disposal of Pharmaceuticals for more information.
  • Do not put construction or demolition waste.
  • For more information on what cannot go into your bin contact us or call 311.

Landfill Hauling Fees

  • $30/ton, municipal waste
  • $39.86/ton, special burial (materials needing immediate burial, including dead animals)
  • Petroleum contaminated soils:
    • $26.25 per ton = 1,000 ppm or less
    • $31.50 per ton = 15,000 ppm or less
    • $47.25 per ton = 15,000 ppm or greater
  • $116.48 per ton, used tires
  • $5.54 extra for unsecured or uncovered loads

Important Commercial Forms

Commercial Collection

Commercial trash collection service and routes vary depending on the amount of trash, the size of container, and the accessibility of the container. Refuse containers can be leased or purchased from local, private, City companies. Before obtaining a container, please contact us at (505) 761-8138 for more information. Collection routes available include the following:

  • Front loader (two, four, six, or eight cubic yard lift bin)
  • Compactor/Roll Off (17-40 cubic yard open top bins)
  • Rear packers (rear load containers)

Holiday Schedules

Trash collection is delayed by one day for the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s Day

If the holiday is observed on a weekend, commercial pick up will be delayed by one day.

Services

We offer several services to our commercial customers.

Hauling

Commercial haulers with valid permits may dispose of trash at the Cerro Colorado landfill.

Recycling

We offer commercial recycling to qualified commercial properties. Download our commercial recycling flyer for more information.

Commercial Permits

We issue permits to private haulers for the transport of refuse including construction and demolition materials, plant materials, and recycling. For more information please call (505) 761-8100.

Open Top Containers

A special permit is required to place an open-top container in a public street. Please call the Public Works Department at (505) 768-2551 for more information.

Uncontained Trash Pick-Up

Excess garbage or yard waste that does not fit into your commercial refuse container can be picked up for a fee. Property owners may request a special pick-up Monday-Saturday by phone at least 24 hours in advance for a $59.31 service fee. Call 311 to schedule.