Santa Fe Solid Waste



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

HHW: Fridays and Saturdays: 8 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.

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.


The Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will notify customers if changes to Agency operations occur.

Starting Monday, May 11th, the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT) and Caja del Rio Landfill will resume regular operating hours, as follows.

  • BuRRT – 8:00 am to 4:45 pm, seven days a week
  • Caja del Rio Landfill – 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (cash customers), Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday
  • Caja del Rio Landfill – 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (account holders), Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday

Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency will enforce measures to ensure the health and safety of the customers and Agency employees. These measures comport with the Stay at Home Order and associated clarifications/extensions by the Governor and will assist with mitigating the spread of COVID-19.  

ALL FREE AMNESTY EVENTS CANCELED due to COVID-19 until further notice.

For additional information related to measures being taken and current services for customers, see the following:

  • 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 6B

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


Facility Cell Progression

Though Cell 5B will be used for waste disposal activities into 2020, both the design and construction of Cell 6B was completed in 2019. Disposal activities commenced in Cell 6B in March 2020. No blasting was performed in conjunction with the construction activities. This timeline allowed for necessary approvals to be in place prior to use of Cell 6B 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. 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)

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