Download one-page full color version of the: 2023 Residential Free Days 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) 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 December 26, 2023 through January 15, 2024 at the Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station.
The Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will notify customers if changes to Agency operations occur. 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 most recent Governor’s orders and associated clarifications/extensions by the Governor.
Rate increase beginning July 1, 2023. For details please see Ordinance 2021-1, below.
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.
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, 2023 RATE INCREASE click here.
The Caja Del Rio Landfill continues to fill its latest solid waste disposal cell, Cell 6B. More Info
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.
The permit was issued. Click here to see items accepted at the Caja del Rio Landfill (go to the bottom of the page)