Trash Drop Off

Information about the three public trash drop-off locations in Albuquerque.


Please Note

The City’s Convenience Centers close at 5 p.m. Due to longer than average wait times, the facilities will not admit cars after 4:30 p.m.

Prohibited Items

  • Do not dispose of hazardous waste, medical waste, infectious waste, dead animals, ammunition or firearms.
  • Do not dispose of hot waste or smoldering waste (coals, wood or ashes).
  • Do not dispose of construction or demolition debris (this includes drywall).
  • Do not dispose of roofing materials.
  • Do not dispose of waste containing free liquids.

Vehicle Capacity Limits

Any vehicle transporting material to any City Convenience Center is limited to a rated capacity of under two tons.


  • Vehicles plus trailers that are 40 feet combined length are accepted at Eagle Rock, Montessa Park, and Don Reservoir.

Item Limits

  • Appliances – 2 allowed with refrigerant intact at ERCC and MPCC. One is allowed at DRCC certified with refrigerant removed. Please remove all food from refrigerators and freezers prior to disposal.
  • Up to 10 mattresses per residential or small commercial customer are allow at ERCC and MPCC.
  • Up to 3 mattresses are allowed at DRCC.
  • Up to 10 pallets per customer are allowed at ERCC and MPCC.
  • Up to 10 railroad ties at ERCC and MPCC.
  • Up to 5 pallets are allowed at DRCC.
  • Up to 5 railroad ties at DRCC.
  • Only 9 cubic feet (2 wheel barrow loads) of concrete, dirt, rock, gravel or brick is allowed at ERCC, MPCC and, DRCC.
  • Soil or gravel must not be contaminated with oil, gas, or hazardous substance.
  • Up to 5 tires (auto/small truck) per customer at all locations.
  • For tree stumps or limbs, they cannot be larger than 18 inches in diameter including the tree root "ball" and no longer than 8 feet total.
  • If quantities of mattresses, tires, and pallets or the measurements of tree stumps or limbs exceed the above limits they must be taken to Cerro Colorado Landfill for disposal.
  • Customers must bag all insulation prior to disposal.
  • Auto batteries will be accepted, as long as they are not leaking.

**Starting October 6, 2022, Montessa Park Convenience Center will be temporarily closed on Thursdays and Fridays through December 2022.**

Convenience Center Locations

The Solid Waste department provides three convenience centers in the City where residents and small commercial haulers can drop-off trash. Eagle Rock Convenience Center also functions as an additional drop-off site for recycling.

Convenience Center Locations & Hours

All convenience centers are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Eagle Rock Convenience Center - View map
6301 Eagle Rock NE (North off I-25 & Alameda to Eagle Rock)
Phone: (505) 768-3925
Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicles arriving after 4:30 p.m. will not be admitted.

Don Reservoir Convenience Center - View map
117 114th SW (West of 98th off West Central Ave.)
Phone: (505) 768-3920
Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No recyclables accepted. Vehicles arriving after 4:30 p.m. will not be admitted.

Montessa Park Convenience Center - View map
3512 Los Picaros SE (Rio Bravo West to Broadway, South to Bobby Foster Road.)
Phone: (505) 768-3930
Currently open 5 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No recyclables accepted. Vehicles arriving after 4:30 p.m. will not be admitted.

Bernalillo County

East Mountain Transfer Station
711 Highway 333 (old route 66)
Phone: (505) 281-9110
Open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Disposal Fees and Load Sizes

  • For $5.25 per load (including tax) you may take your excess trash, yard waste, and large items to any convenience center location (residents and small commercial customers only).
  • Tarp and secure your vehicle’s load to avoid a clean-up fee of $5.82 (including tax).
  • We accept Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa and American Express

Truck Bed Loads

  • 1 Load = 4x8x2
  • 2 Loads = 4x16x2

Trailer Loads

  • 1 Load = 4x8x2
  • 2 Loads = 4x16x2
  • 4 Loads = 8x16x2

The City reserves the right to refuse any load or items that might cause injury to personnel or damage to equipment.

Montessa Park Convenience Center - Permit Renewal Public Notice

Permit Renewal Notice - English

Permit Renewal Notice - Spanish