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Solid Waste Department Offers Spring Green Waste Pickup

Albuquerque, NM – The City of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department will pick up residential Green Waste at no additional charge.

This year’s Spring Green Waste collection program begins on Monday, May 1st and will end on Friday, May 12th.

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 and recycling containers as well as any large items scheduled for pick-up.

Solid Waste customers must place their Green Waste (leaves, grass and brush) in tightly secured trash bags. Each trash bag should 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, tree stumps, household trash or garbage.

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit