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We are having a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event!  Please notify anyone in your neighborhood who would be interested.  It’s Back to School Time and maybe they have some free time to clean out the garage, shed, backyard, etc. and need a place to dispose of these items.  Come join us for this FREE event.  Feel free to share this information on and/or post the attached flyer.

In addition, to stay abreast of all our events, please check out the Solid Waste Management Department’s website at:

WHO:            The City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Management Department, Keep Albuquerque Beautiful; Department of Municipal Development, Engineering Division;         Bernalillo County; Parks and Recreation Department and Advanced Chemical Transport

WHAT:          FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County residents.

WHEN:          Saturday, August 19th, 10am – 3pm

WHERE:        Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE, Albuquerque, NM

Take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of up to 55 gallons of household hazardous waste.  Examples of household hazardous waste include those household wastes which can burn easily (flammable), corrode or irritate skin (corrosive), or poison humans and animals (toxic).

Acceptable Items:

  • Paints
  • Fertilizers
  • Cleaners
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Used motor oil (automotive fluids)
  • Automobile batteries
  • Mercury containing items, including fluorescent light tubes and bulbs


Prohibited Items:

  • Business generated waste
  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Compressed gases (not including aerosol cans)
  • Radioactive waste
  • Biomedical waste
  • Prescription medicine
  • Non-hazardous waste
  • Electronics
  • Appliances