City hosting hazardous waste collection event

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – You can purge your home of hazardous waste next weekend. The City of Albuquerque is hosting a free household hazardous waste drive-thru collection event. You can drop off times like paint, gasoline, aerosols, pool chemicals and other toxic waste.


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The city says residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 13 at Balloon Fiesta Park. The city says the following items will not be accepted:

  • Cylinders
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Appliances (Stoves, Refrigerators, etc.)
  • Metals
  • Paper
  • Needles/Medical Waste
  • Medications
  • Computers
  • Televisions/Stereos/Electronics
  • Asbestos
  • Ammunition/Gunpowder/Explosives
  • Radioactive Materials (including smoke detectors)

For more information or to fill out the form before the event, visit cabq.gov/solidwaste/our-department/events/household-hazardous-waste-collection-event.

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