Green Waste Pickup Starting Monday, May 3 Through Friday, May 14

The Solid Waste Management Department will again pick up residential Green Waste at no additional charge starting Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 14. 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.

  • Green waste (leaves, grass and brush) must be placed 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.
  • Dirt, gravel, tree stumps, construction debris or materials will not be picked up
  • Do not put green waste in your recycle bin.

Call 505-761-8167 with questions or visit:

Spring Service Tips and Watering Recommendations

From the April 2021 Newsletter:
It’s officially spring, which means irrigation time is here! It’s our second watering season in a row of drier and warmer conditions, and we’re in a Drought Watch. While it’s important to start watering plants now, don’t overdo it. Your monthly usage should only be two to four times higher than it is in the winter season. Meanwhile, do your best to avoid water waste. Runoff from over-watering is a big culprit, but making updates to your irrigation system can improve efficiency. Generous rebates are available!

For additional landscaping tips and to subscribe to the newsletter, visit the 505Outside website.

Plant Selection of the Month


Exposure: Sun/Shade
Water: Medium
Height and Spread: 6″ x 6″
Blooming Season: Spring
The Crocus is a brilliant addition to any landscape. It is one of the earliest bulbs to arrive and provides the first color to your landscape. The Crocus fits well in most landscapes because it can be found in various colors and sizes. It is easy to grow and care for and will return the following spring. 

ABCWUA “Ask An Expert” Program


“Ask An Expert” Program Through ABCWUA Encourages Smart Watering and Xeriscaping
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) has many resources for Albuquerque residents. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, the Water Authority’s landscape experts can help answer your landscape and irrigation questions with free personalized e-mail consultations on topics related to sustainable, desert friendly landscaping and irrigation practices.

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