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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
BUCKMAN ROAD RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION (BuRRT)

HOURS:

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).

CAJA DEL RIO LANDFILL
HOURS:

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.

Have an item that you are unsure about?

See the list below for which materials are banned from Caja del Rio Landfill and BuRRT.  That means that these items should NOT go in any Santa Fe trash cart or bin.

If your items is on this list, it is likely that it can reused or recycled.

If that isn’t the case, then it probably will need to go to a different landfill or facility that accepts special waste.

Caja del Rio Landfill DOES NOT accept:

  • Bulk & Non-Containerized Liquids,
  • Infectious Waste,
  • Radioactive Waste,
  • Any Material Regulated by TOSCA or RCRA, or

Special Wastes NOT accepted at Caja del Rio:

  • Asbestos Waste
  • Ash
  • Dry Chemicals which when wetted become hazardous
  • Killing Plant Offal
  • Infectious Waste

Recyclables NOT accepted at Caja del Rio:

  • Commercial Green Waste
  • Scrap Metal & Appliances
  • Scrap Tires
  • E-Waste

Special Wastes Accepted at Caja del Rio:

  • Industrial Solid Waste
  • Petroleum Contaminated Soil
  • Sludge
  • Spills of a Chemical Substance or Commercial Product
  • Treated Formerly Characterized at Hazardous Waste
  • Vehicle Wash Sump Waste

Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station (BuRRT) DOES NOT accept:

  • Bulk & Non-Containerized Liquids
  • Infectious Waste
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Any Material Regulated by TOSCA or RCRA

Special Wastes NOT accepted at BuRRT:

  • Asbestos Waste
  • Ash
  • Chemical Spill Materials
  • Dry Chemicals which when wetted become hazardous
  • Industrial Solid Waste that Requires Special Handling
  • Infectious Waste
  • Killing Plant Offal
  • Petroleum Contaminated Soils
  • Sludge / Biosolids
  • Treated Formerly Characteristic Hazardous Waste