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Who We Are

A comprehensive overview of the services provided by the City of Albuquerque's Solid Waste Management Department

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Welcome to the Solid Waste Management Division of Albuquerque, where our dedicated employees are on a mission to enhance the beauty and quality of life in our city. With a strong commitment to excellence, we offer a range of essential services that contribute to a cleaner, more vibrant Albuquerque.

Our primary focus is on making our city a better place to live, work, and play. To achieve this, we provide a host of vital services:

  • Trash and Recycling Pick-Up and Disposal: We offer reliable trash and recycling collection services to keep your surroundings clean and environmentally responsible.
  • Median Maintenance: We take pride in ensuring that the city's medians remain clean, well-maintained, and attractive, to provide a welcoming environment for all residents and guests of Albuquerque.
  • Graffiti Removal: Our team works diligently to promptly remove graffiti, preserving the aesthetic appeal of our neighborhoods.
  • Large Item Pick-Up: For residents needing assistance with the disposal of large items, we offer a hassle-free solution. By scheduling with 311 ahead of time, we will pick up these items at no additional cost on your regular trash day.

We believe that community involvement is crucial to maintaining a clean and beautiful city. To that end, we seek to inspire and educate residents on the importance of everyday actions to recycle correctly and beautify their neighborhoods. Our convenient services include:

  • Single-Stream Recycling Program: We've simplified recycling for residents and commercial businesses by allowing all recyclables to go into one container. This streamlines the recycling process and encourages broader participation.
  • Recycling Drop-Off Sites: Our eleven recycling drop-off sites are strategically located, making it easy for you to contribute to a sustainable future.
  • Convenience Centers: We operate three convenient drop-off facilities throughout the city to cater to additional customer needs.

We understand that families are an integral part of our community. By providing opportunities for residents to actively participate in keeping our city clean, healthy, and sustainable, we ensure a better future for generations to come. We firmly believe that maintaining the cleanliness and beauty of Albuquerque is a shared responsibility, and together, we can achieve a thriving, picturesque city that benefits everyone.

Join us in our commitment to preserving the charm of Albuquerque, one simple action at a time. Together, we can create a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful environment for all residents and future generations to enjoy.