Green Waste Pickup

Solid Waste Management Department Offers Spring Green Waste Pickup – A FREE service offered to Solid Waste customers.

On Monday, May 4th, the City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Management Department’s (SWMD) Spring green waste collection begins and will run through Friday, May 15th. SWMD will pick up residential green waste at no additional charge.

Solid Waste customers should have their green waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular trash and recycle collection day. All green waste must be placed 5 feet from trash and recycling containers as well as any large items scheduled for pick-up.

Solid Waste customers must place their green waste such as leaves, grass, and brush in 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. Green waste should not be placed in your recycle cart.

The following items will not be picked up:

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