Santa Fe Solid Waste



Monday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

HHW: Only on Fridays and Saturdays

Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day/4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Methods of payment: cash, check, debit card, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover only).



Cash Customers

Monday – Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Sundays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Methods of payment: cash, check, debit card, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover only).

Commercial Account Customers

Note: Pre-approved commercial account holders only.

Monday – Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Sundays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Amnesty Program Calendar

Download one-page full color version of the: 2020 Residential Amnesty Day Calendar

The calendar is a schedule of all the free days that the Joint Powers Board has approved for the community! These days happen exclusively at the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT). County Convenience Centers are NOT included!

Still not sure when you can take advantage? Call 505-424-1850 x 150 with questions or use the "Contact Us" button on the top right part of the screen to send us an email.

The Agency operates both BuRRT and the Caja del Rio Landfill, which provide a safe and environmentally responsible way for residents and businesses to dispose of their waste and recyclables.


Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station (BuRRT) and Caja del Rio Landfill will reduce operating hours, effective Monday, March 23, 2020.

  • BuRRT will be open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, seven days a week. Customers should limit themselves to one load per day.
  • Caja del Rio Landfill will be open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 7:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday.

The reduced hours will remain in effect until further notice.

  • Amnesty Day at BuRRT
    See the schedule for all the free days at BuRRT approved for the community by the Joint Powers Board. Click on Image for calendar or see bottom right for link.

Our Promise to You…

SFSWMA is committed to be an innovative, responsive, and integrated solid waste organization that provides a safe, cost-efficient and environmentally-sound management of solid waste generated for its customers in Santa Fe County while educating the public in the importance of waste diversion programs including waste reduction, recycling, composting, and special waste.


Caja del Rio Cell 5B

The Caja Del Rio Landfill continues to fill its latest solid waste disposal cell, Cell 5B. More Info


New Cell Construction

It is anticipated that Cell 5B will be used for waste disposal activities until 2020. However, design and construction Cell 6B will likely begin in 2019 or early 2020. No blasting is anticipated in conjunction with the construction activities. This timeline allows for necessary approvals to be in place prior to use by the Agency for disposal activities. It is anticipated that Cell 6B will last approximately 5-7 years before the Agency builds out the vertical expansion approved in the 2015 New Mexico Environment Department Solid Waste Bureau operations permit. The total life of the vertical expansion is approximately 10 years.


2014 Solid Waste and Assessment Management Study Link     

(10 Megabytes)


Landfill Permit Renewal

The permit was issued. Click here to see items accepted at the Caja del Rio Landfill (go to the bottom of the page)

Holiday Hours