Solid Waste Management Department Offers Fall Green Waste Pickup

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

November 22, 2021

Starting Monday, November 29, the City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Management Department’s (SWMD) fall green waste collection will begin and will run through Friday, December 10. SWMD will pick up 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 pickup.

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 and material
  • Gravel
  • Tree stumps

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit