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Manzano Mesa Recycling Survey Results

Survey results indicate strong support for Manzano Mesa Community Recycling Drop-off Center.

Update on July 12, 2021:

On July 3, 2021, SWMD started a pilot program at Manzano Mesa to reduce the growing amount of non-recyclables and illegal dumping at the site. With the new program, the drop-off site is fully staffed and available during first and third Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The UNM South site has closed.

April 2017

The Manzano Mesa Community Recycling Drop-off Center will remain open. The Solid Waste Management Department recently completed a survey of area residents whether to retain or remove the recycling drop-off bins located in the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center parking lot.

A survey was conducted in response to concerns of neighbors regarding proper use of the bins. A total of 684 postcard surveys were mailed to residents living within a one mile radius of the Multigenerational Center. Of the 333 surveys returned, 86% responded to retain the Community Recycling Drop-off Center and 14% to remove it.

The Department will continue to empty the recycling bins and clean the area daily.

There are 18 recycling drop-off locations throughout the city--the closest to this location are:

  • Lowe’s Home Improvement, 3010 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE—4.2 miles
  • Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt St. NE—5.3 miles
  • UNM South, 1701 University Blvd. SE—7.4 miles