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Helpful Recycling and Waste Disposal information for New Mexico Residents

Recycling rate in New Mexico

Based on the Recycling and Diversion Rate report in 2012, New Mexico recycles 15.7% of its waste and has a waste diversion rate of 19.7%. This recycling rate is less than half the 34% national average.

A 2010 study found that New Mexicans threw out $168 million worth of recyclables. It cost $51 million to bury these recyclables at landfills. Recycling this waste instead of landfilling it could save the state millions of dollars.

Why does this matter?

Most people recognize that recycling is a good thing, but don’t know the extent of its benefits. Recycling offers an environmental benefit, but it also helps bring jobs to the community.

The EPA points out that 10,000 lbs. of waste sent to landfills creates just 1 job while the same amount of waste sent to recycling facilities creates 10 recycling-related jobs or 75 material reuse jobs.

Put simply, recycling leads to…

  • New jobs, more money flowing through the state and local economies
  • Fewer landfills, illegal dumping sites, and less virgin materials harvested for manufacturing

Keep your neighborhood clean by reporting illegal dumping

The Solid Waste Bureau of the New Mexico Environment Department makes it easy to report instances of illegal dumping.

  1. Contact local enforcement offices
  2. Submit an online complaint
  3. Call the SWB at (505) 827-0197
  4. Environmental emergencies ONLY (e.g., chemical spills): Call 24/7 at (505) 827-9329

Find a landfill or recycling location in New Mexico

Find a list/map of municipal landfills and landfills accepting special wastes by visiting the following link:


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Tips for renting a roll-off dumpster in New Mexico

5 most common dumpster styles

Commercial dumpsters – Businesses use these dumpsters for weekly or monthly garbage hauling service. They are not for temporary use.

Roll-off dumpsters – These are the containers you rent for temporary uses, such as household cleanouts, roofing projects or commercial construction.

Trailer dumpsters – Used by some dumpster rental companies, these trailers are used similarly to roll-off dumpsters but are different in that they are on wheels – this offers the benefit of being easier on your driveway.

Bag-style containers – These small bins are made from durable fabrics and plastics and range in size from 1 to 3 cubic yards and hold less than 2 tons of debris. The “Bagster” container is one such dumpster.

Lowboy dumpsters – Similar to traditional roll-off dumpsters but with low sides, making it ideal for loading heavier debris, such as dirt, roofing material, concrete, tiles and masonry.

Information about dumpster rental weight limits and overage charges

Dumpster rental providers typically put a cap on the amount of weight you can load into a dumpster due to the fact it costs them more money to dump heavier loads at local landfills. This weight limit can range from 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) to 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) or more.

Overage fees typically range between $50 per ton and $100 per ton. For example, if the weight allowance is 2,000 lbs. and your load weighs in at 2,500 lbs., you’d owe an additional 1 ton of overage charges at the $50 to $100 rate, or whatever rate your dumpster rental agreement specifies.

TIP: Be particularly careful of going over the allotted weight limit when dealing with heavier debris, such as concrete, roofing shingles, dirt or masonry.