Christmas Holiday Information: 2021

In observance of the Christmas holiday, many City offices and programs will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, 2021.

Holiday Closures What is Open Recycle Right

Holiday Closures: 311, ABQ RIDE, City Offices

Child Development Centers

Closed on Dec. 24 & 25.

City Offices

Most City Offices are closed on Dec. 24 & 25.

Golf Courses

Closed on Dec. 25.

Health & Social Service Centers

Closed on Dec. 24 & 25.


The Albuquerque Museum and the Balloon Museum are closed on Dec. 25.

Open Space Visitors Center

Closed on Dec. 25.

Senior Centers

Closed on Dec. 24 & 25.

Shooting Range Park

Closed on Dec. 25.

Sierra Vista Tennis Facility

  • Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 24.
  • Closed on Dec. 25.

Small Business Office

Closed on Dec. 24 & 25.

What is Open: Albuquerque Sunport, Elena Gallegos, Tingley Beach

Recycle Right

Make your holiday season even greener by properly disposing of and recycling your holiday materials.

Large Items

Did you get new furniture, electronic devices, appliances, or other large items? Dispose of your old items safely by scheduling a large item pickup.


Recycle your real Christmas Trees for FREE between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday, December 27, through Sunday, January 9, 2022 at three separate locations in Albuquerque. Learn more.

Holiday Items

The list below describes which holiday items can and cannot be recycled in your blue recycle cart. View a complete listing of what can be recycled in Albuquerque.

Do Recycle

  • Cardboard Gift Boxes
  • Paper
  • Food Boxes
  • Egg Nog Cartons
  • Beverage Cans
  • Food Cans
  • Plastic Containers
  • Plastic Jugs
  • Plastic Bottles and Caps
  • Paper Gift Bags
  • Christmas Tree Stands (No Wood Stands)

Don't Recycle

  • Wrapping Paper
  • Christmas Lights
  • Tree Ornaments
  • Christmas Trees (Real or Artificial)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Bows
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam Peanuts
  • Wreaths