Santa Fe Solid Waste



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

HHW: Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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 – Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 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 – Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Free Days Calendar

Download one-page full color version of the: 2024 Residential Free Days

Free Trash Day - April 13, 2024 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Caja del Rio Landfill and the Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station

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) and the Caja del Rio Landfill (Free Trash Days Only). County Convenience Centers are NOT part of our free day program!

Still not sure when you can take advantage? Call 505-424-1850 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.

FREE Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycle your real Christmas tree by dropping it off at the Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station! Recycling Christmas trees into mulch provides woody material that can help to make Santa Fe’s soils healthy, increase water retention and provide nutrients for plants. Make sure that all lights, ornaments, flocking and decorations on the tree are removed before recycling. No stands.

Christmas trees will be accepted from Santa Fe residents from December 26, 2023 through January 15, 2024 at the Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station.


Rate increase effective July 1, 2024. For details see Ordinance 2021-1, below.

  • 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.


Ordinance 2021-1

The Agency received approval by the SFSWMA Joint Powers Board to adopt the Title and General Summary of Ordinance 2021-1 on June 17, 2021. Ordinance 2021-1 repeals and replaces Ordinance 2012-1 entitled Creating Fees, Rates, and Charges for Use at All Facilities Operated by the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency. To review the details associated with Ordinance 2021-1 click here.

NOTICE OF JULY 1, 2024 RATE INCREASE click here.


Caja del Rio Cell 6B

The Caja Del Rio Landfill continues to fill its latest solid waste disposal cell, Cell 6B. More Info


Facility Cell Progression

Disposal activities commenced in Cell 6B in March 2020. 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. Cells 7 & 8 are currently being excavated to design based grades for cover soil used by the disposal operation.


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