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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.

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