SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL (Trash & Recycling)

Waste Management
Though not a City of Aztec Office or Service, the City of Aztec contracts to Waste Management.

Benefits to Aztec Customers

Benefit Free access to the San Juan County Landfill (managed by WM) to all residents six (6) times per year.

Benefit Two (2) Community-Wide Clean-up events to be held in the spring and fall.

Benefit Two (2) Free Bulky item pickup, such as furniture, mattresses, and appliances at your location.

Benefit Two (2) Free Green Waste (grass clippings, leaves, weeds, branches up to 4 feet in length) pickups/year.

  • ⇩ Aztec Service Updates as of March 2021

  • DAYS OF TRASH PICKUP

    Trash Pickup
    Download Map (PDF 892 KB)

    SAN JUAN COUNTY LANDFILL HOURS

    Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Saturday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm (Through Oct)

    Sunday: Closed

    Closed on: New Year's Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day

    Landfill Phone: (505) 386-5005
    Customer Service: (505) 327-6284
    Web: ➠ WM Landfill Info & Current Hours

    CLEANUP EVENTS

    Community Cleanup Events

    Acceptable items include regular household trash, appliances without refrigerant, green waste and bulky items, such as furniture and mattresses. Containers will be placed at Riverside Park during cleanup event.

    Upcoming cleanups:
    Oct 18-26, 2021

    Green Waste Events

    Acceptable items include grass clippings, leaves, tree branches and brush. Items must be cut, bundled and tied at 50lb. maximum weight and 4ft. maximum length. Unacceptable items include dirt, stone, concrete, rock. No limbs larger than 3in. in diameter. Upcoming green waste events:
    Nov 15-19, 2021 (Schedule by Nov 11)
    Call (505) 327-6284 to schedule pickup.

    RESIDENTIAL CARTS

    All collections made by the contractor for other than a qualified physically disabled resident, shall be made at curbside from the streets, except where special circumstances warrant otherwise, and where approved by the City.

  • Chapter 21. Solid Waste and Recyclables [PDF 228 KB]
  • As an ongoing effort to make our City a safe place, please abide by the following as set forth in Chapter 21 of the City Code:
    Cart Placement at Curb Side
    Carts must be place in the gutter, with wheels against the curb.
    Cart Placement Distances
    Carts should be at least four feet (4 ft) apart and four feet (4 ft) from any other obstruction (e.g., mailbox, vehicle, etc).
    Cart Placement Never on Sidewalks
    Carts should NEVER be placed on the sidewalk.
    Cart Placement Storage
    All emptied containers shall be removed from the curb area within 12 hours after collection. Storage of carts between collections shall be at least 10 ft away from pickup location.

    Wise Waste Habits
    Download Wise Waste Habits (PDF 111 KB)

    HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

    Hazardous Waste Disposal
    Download At Your Door Hazardous Waste Disposal (PDF 261 KB)

    CURB-SIDE RECYCLING

    Curb-side recycling schedule has changed to every other week starting April 1, 2021. View the calendar to see when recycle pick-up is scheduled for your location.

  • Download the 2021 Recycle Calendar [PDF 327 KB]
  • Map for Recycle Pick-up [Google Map]
  • The key is to focus on the basics and keep recycling simple. You will create the greatest benefits by following these easy steps at the holidays and all year round:
    Focus Recycling Efforts
    Recycle all your bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard. If you're not sure whether something can be recycled, put it in the trash. Adopt the saying, "when in doubt, throw it out.

    The Shape of Plastic Matters
    With plastics, use the shape of the bottle to determine if it can be recycled. Recycle all bottle, tub and jug-shaped plastics. If it's a clamshell, flower pot, tube, or another shape, remember the saying "when in doubt, throw it out."

    Set A Reminder For Pickup
    Set a reminder on your calendar for your monthly recycling pickup day. If you want to start recycling, contact Waste Management at (505) 327-6284.

    Simplify Recycling for Guests
    Hosting a holiday party? Set up a specially-marked recycling container to collect empty aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Empty every drop of liquid before
    Recycle Right
    Download Recycle Info (PDF 278 KB)

    GLASS RECYCLING

    Glass
    While glass isn't allowed in your Waste Management recycling bin at home, you can bring it to either Waste Management recycling drop off sites. Drop your empty glass bottles with the lids removed into the separate bin for glass at both locations, and it will be put to its next best use.

    LOCATIONS AND HOURS
    Waste Management Eco-Center
    #78 CR 3140 | Aztec, NM 87410
    (505) 334-1121
    Oct 1 - Feb 28
    Mon-Fri: 7 am - 5 pm
    Sat & Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
    Mar 1 - Sept 30
    Mon-Fri: 7 am - 5:30 pm
    Sat & Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
    Residential Drop Off
    101 Spruce St. | Farmington, NM 87401
    (505) 599-1890
    Mon-Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
    Sat & Sun: Closed

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