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Fall Green Waste Collection

Residents can recycle their green waste for free.

City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Residential Customers can take advantage of free green waste pickup. Green waste will be collected on your regular trash and recycle collection day during the following weeks:

  • Dec. 4-8 and
  • Dec. 11-15

Solid Waste Residential customers must place green waste — such as leaves, grass, and brush — in trash bags.


  • Bags must not weigh more than 40 pounds each.
  • Branches must be cut to four-foot lengths and bundled securely.
  • Items for green recycling must be placed at the curb for collection by 7 a.m. on the regular trash and recycle pickup day.
  • Items should be placed 5 feet away from automated trash containers.

Prohibited Items

Collection crews won't pick up the following items:

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

More Information

Learn more about ways to dispose of Yard Waste.