Save the Date: Fall Green Waste Collection Begins November 30 - December 11

Green Waste pickup is a free service offered to Solid Waste customers

City Solid Waste Management residential customers should mark their calendars for the City's Fall Green Waste collection. The City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Management Department’s (SWMD) Fall green waste collection begins and will run from Monday, November 30, 2020 through Friday, December 11, 2020.

SWMD will collect residential green waste 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 5 feet from trash and recycling containers as well as any large items scheduled for pick-up.
  • Solid Waste 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