Solid waste department offers green waste pickup

April 23rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm by under Latest Posts

Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that the City of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department will pick up residential Green Waste at no additional charge during the first two weeks of May.

This year’s Green Waste collection program begins on Monday, April 30th and will end on Friday, May 11th.

“Our Green Waste collection program is very popular,” Mayor Richard J. Berry said. “This collection program is another example of just how committed we are to landfill diversion.”

Solid Waste customers should have their Green Waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of their regular trash collection day. All Green Waste must be placed 5 feet from automated trash containers and recycling materials. Solid Waste customers must place their Green Waste (leaves, grass and brush) in trash bags. Each trash bag must not weigh more than 40 pounds. Customers that have branches must cut them to four-foot lengths and bundle them securely.

The following items will not be picked up: Dirt, Construction debris, Gravel, Construction material or Tree stumps.

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit

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