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City Offers Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Event promotes waste reduction and proper reuse of materials in honor of America Recycles Day.

November 5, 2021

The City is offering a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event that will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, November 13 at Balloon Fiesta Park at 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NW.

Residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste on this drop-off day. Examples of household hazardous waste include those items that can burn easily (flammable), corrode or irritate the skin (corrosive), or poison humans and animals (toxic).

COVID-19 safe practices will be implemented for this drive-through event. Residents must adhere to the following event guidelines:

  • All participants must download, print, and fill out the event form prior to the day of the event 
  • Participants must provide their name to the volunteer in the first portion of the line.
  • Participants are required to wear a face covering when providing their name in line.
  • Participants must have all items visible in the trunk or back seat of their car.
  • An Advanced Chemical Transport employee will remove the items from participant’s vehicles and the participant will continue driving through the line.

Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development, Engineering Division, Solid Waste Management Department, Bernalillo County, and Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT).

Accepted items:

  • Paint
  • Automotive Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Finishes & Stains
  • Aerosols
  • Pesticides/Herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Corrosives/Photo graphics
  • Batteries of all types
  • Fertilizers
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Mercury

Items Not Accepted:

  • Business generated waste
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Appliances (Stoves, Refrigerators, etc.)
  • Metals
  • Paper
  • Needles/Medical Waste
  • Medications
  • Computers
  • Televisions/Stereos/Electronics
  • Asbestos
  • Ammunition/Gunpowder/Explosives
  • Radioactive Materials (including smoke detectors)


To fill out the required form, please visit https://www.cabq.gov/HHW