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Make Haste for Green Waste

Free collection to begin in one week.

November 21, 2022

The City’s Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will kick off its fall green waste collection on Monday, November 28, and it will run through Friday, December 9. This service is offered to residential customers at no additional charge. Solid Waste customers should have their green waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular trash collection day. All green waste must be placed five feet from trash and recycling containers as well as any large item scheduled for pick-up.

Solid Waste residential customers must place their green waste such as 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. Green waste should not be placed 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