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Recycle
Mulch
Green waste, or yard waste, consists of yard trimmings, leaves, and flowers from landscapes and parks.
Mulching or composting green waste is a great way to keep biodegradable waste out of the landfill.

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Beautify your landscape or compost bin with local mulch. It might even help reduce your water bill.
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PHONE BOOK RECYCLING
You can recycle your phone books at any of the following drop off bin locations:
BuRRT >
County Transfer Stations >
City of Santa Fe Environmental Services Division >
BUCKMAN ROAD RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION HOURS: 8:00am - 4:45pm Mon - Sun
CAJA DEL RIO LANDFILL
HOURS: 7:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Sat

Why Mulch?

Mulch is great for making your landscape or garden look nice by; suppressing weed growth, helping the soil retain water, reducing erosion, and providing nutrients through the breakdown of organic material.

Where can I find it?

Small/Residential Customers:  Residents can pickup FREE mulch at BuRRT if taking less than 1 CY (cubic yard) of material (approximately a pick truck bed worth) and load it on your own. For a cost of $3/CY, Agency Staff at BuRRT can load trailers, but you must call in advance.  For liability reasons BuRRT staff will NOT load pickup trucks with our equipment.  Customers are encouraged to call between 9am and 3pm Tuesday-Thursday to have a trailer loaded.

Large/Commercial Customers:  For a cost of $3/CY, BuRRT will load a trailer or large truck (e.g. dump trucks, etc.) using the Agency’s equipment when notified in advance. Only Agency equipment will be allowed to load. Large/Commercial Customers are encouraged to call between 9am and 3pm Tuesday-Thursday to have a large truck or trailer loaded.

The Mulch Product:  The mulch at BuRRT is ground green waste using a 2-inch or 4-inch screen and it is not composted.  The mulch may contain small amounts of weeds, seeds, plastic, paper, and metal.

The City of Santa Fe Waste Water Treatment Plant Division sells screened and composted mulch containing biosolids.

If you are looking for a particular kind or color of mulch, contact your local garden center for the styles and prices of mulch they carry.