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Green Waste

Albuquerque turns green waste into soil erosion protection.

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Where Can I Take Green Waste?

City of Albuquerque residents can take their green waste to the city’s three Convenience Center locations. The green waste is processed into a rough chip mulch and is used to help prevent erosion at the Cerro Colorado Landfill.

2021 Spring Green Waste Collection

The City of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department will pick up residential Green Waste at no additional charge. This year’s Spring Green Waste collection program begins on Monday, May 3 and will end on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Solid Waste customers should have their Green Waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of their regular trash collection day. All Green Waste must be placed 5 feet from automated trash and recycling containers as well as any large items scheduled for pick-up. Solid Waste customers must place their Green Waste (leaves, grass, and brush) in trash bags.

Each trash bag should not weigh more than 40 pounds. Customers that have branches must cut them to four-foot lengths and bundle them securely.

The following items will not be picked up: dirt, construction debris, gravel, construction material or tree stumps.

Call 505-761-8167 with questions.

Green Waste Collection Event Tips

During collection events, please follow these guidelines:

  • Green Waste must be 5 feet away from trash/recycling containers.
  • Green Waste must be placed in trash bags.
  • Trash bags must not weigh more than 40 lbs.
  • Cut branches to four-foot lengths and bundle them securely.
  • Dirt, debris, gravel, construction material or tree stumps will not be picked up.
  • Do not place green waste in your recycling cart.