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Trash Drop Off

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


Please Note

Due to staffing shortages, Montessa Park Convenience Center will be temporarily closed from Sunday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 21.

Face coverings are required for the general public unloading at all Convenience Centers. Please also maintain 6-foot social distancing on the tipping floor. 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, coal 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.


  • Vehicles plus trailers that are 40 feet combined length are accepted at Eagle Rock (ERCC).
  • No trailers accepted at Montessa Park (MPCC) or Don Reservoir (DRCC).

Item Limits

  • Appliances – 2 allowed with refrigerant intact at ERCC and MPCC. One is allowed at DRCC. 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 5 pallets are allowed 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.
  • If quantities of mattresses, tires, and pallets exceed the above limits they must be taken to Cerro Colorado Landfill for disposal.
  • Don Reservoir does not accept tree limbs over 8 feet.
  • 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) 857-8318
Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 Trailers. No tree limbs in excess of 8 ft. No recyclables accepted.

Montessa Park Convenience Center - View map
3512 Los Picaros SE (Rio Bravo West to Broadway, South to Bobby Foster Road.)
Phone: (505) 768-3930
Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No recyclables accepted.

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.

Eagle Rock - Permit Renewal 

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