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Don't Let Your Green Waste Go to Waste

City offering free green waste pick-up first two weeks of May.

April 25, 2022

The Solid Waste Management Department’s (SWMD) Spring green waste collection program begins on Monday, May 2 and will end on Friday, May 13. SWMD will pick up residential green waste during this time at no additional charge. SWMD will use the collected green waste beneficially at the Cerro Colorado Landfill.

Solid Waste residential customers must have their green waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular trash and recycling collection day. All green waste must be placed 5 feet from trash and recycling containers as well as any large items scheduled for pick-up.

Please place green waste such as leaves, grass, and brush in trash bags. Each trash bag should not weigh more than 40 pounds. If setting out branches, they must be cut to four-foot lengths and securely bundled. Never place green waste in your recycle cart.

The following items will not be picked up:

  • Dirt
  • Construction debris
  • Gravel
  • Construction material
  • Tree stumps

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/green-waste