Helping Santa Fe Rethink Their Waste
Core Values
The Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency
operates Caja del Rio Landfill and Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station (BuRRT). The Agency works with the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County to help Santa Fe rethink their waste and reduce the impact on our environment.

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EPA Waste Management Hierarchy


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.


The Agency 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.


Treat others with respect, fairness and with integrity at all times. Honesty, trustworthy and open communication are critical components for success. Integrity is the act of doing the right thing even when no one is watching, whereas, honesty is the act of admitting you did something wrong while no one was watching.


Be disciplined and take pride in providing the highest quality and professional service. Always strive to do it right the first time and strive to do the best job possible without compromising our fiscal, environmental or social responsibilities.

Team Work

Always value and respect the contributions of others. Recognize that each individual is essential to our success. Demonstrate understanding and cooperation in every action.

Fiscal Responsibility

Sensibly manage all available resources and debt and always plan for the future.

Environmental Responsibility/Compliance

Provide solid waste services in such a manner that it is environmentally sound and that exceed the compliance standards prescribed by Federal and State environmental laws, rules and regulations.


Dedicated to preserving the safety of all our customers.


Constantly developing and initiating new practices, policies and procedures to improve the efficiency of our operations.

Customer Service

“Be a good neighbor” to your internal and external customers.


Recognize that education is a life long process and will provide the resources for stakeholders, general public, local governments and our employees to understand the importance of the Agency’s goals.