City of Albuquerque collecting fall green waste next week

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Solid Waste Department will be collecting those fall leaves, grass, and brush starting Friday, Nov. 30, and will run through Friday, Dec. 11. “We want to encourage residents to take advantage of this free and sustainable service,” said Matthew Whelan Director of Solid Waste Management Department in a news release. “This program promotes a key aspect of sustainability which is reuse. Currently, the green waste collected is mulched and used to help provide soil protection at the Cerro Colorado Landfill.”

The city is asking residents to put them all in trash bags weighing no more than 40 pounds and leave those bags on the curb by 7 a.m. on your regular trash pickup day. Branches must be cut to four feet and bundled. The city also says all green waste must be placed five feet from trash and recycling containers and any large items scheduled for pick-up.

The city says the following items will not be picked up:

  • Dirt
  • Construction debris
  • Gravel
  • Construction material
  • Tree stumps

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit

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