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Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste, known as Household Hazardous Waste (HHW),
can cause potential harm to a community’s health and environment if not handled with precaution. Waste that falls under this category requires special disposal and cannot be disposed of like common household trash or recycling.


PHONE BOOK RECYCLING
You can recycle your phone books at any of the following drop off bin locations:
BuRRT >
County Transfer Stations >
BUCKMAN ROAD RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION HOURS: 8:00am - 4:45pm Mon - Sun
CAJA DEL RIO LANDFILL
HOURS: 7:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Sat

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Center Operating Hours

The HHW Collection Center located a BuRRT is open Fridays & Saturdays, every week from 8:00am-4:45pm. The only exception to this schedule is if a holiday falls on Friday or Saturday which causes the entire facility to be closed. See our Holiday schedule here.

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

HHW is a leftover household product that has a label or ingredients that contains any of the following warnings: flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.  These warnings can be found in anything from drain cleaners, motor oil, to pesticides.

Where can I take my Household Hazardous Waste?

HHW can be properly disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located at the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT) (See Operating Hours above).
WARNING: Please do not leave your HHW at the center when it is closed. It cannot be properly handled when the center is not open and it can be hazardous to employees and the environment.

Other HHW, like batteries, might also be accepted at participating retailers.  For a complete list of where you can take certain HHW materials and to see what the BuRRT HHW Collection Center accepts, please see the list to the right.
Download the Household Hazardous Waste Brochure to find out how you can properly handle your HHW in Santa Fe.

Why not just put it down the drain?

Disposing HHW down the drain, sewer, or trash can cause chemicals and toxins to pollute our environment, especially our ground water supply which can contaminate our parks, drinking water, farms and more.  When HHW is taken to the BuRRT Facility, the waste can be properly disposed or better yet recycled and reused.  Recycling HHW conserves resources and energy that would otherwise be expended in the production of more hazardous materials.
To learn more, see the EPA’s Household Hazardous Waste Website

HHW Reuse Program

The BuRRT HHW Facility has a reuse program available to the public.  If you have an HHW item that is in good reusable condition, you can put it in our reuse area.  Or, if you looking for just a little bit of some type of chemical or cleaner, there is a good chance you might find it at our HHW Reuse Center* for FREE!

*Caution: Take Materials at Your Own Risk: The BuRRT household hazardous waste collection facility (HHWCF) accepts materials from Santa Fe City and County residents for a small charge.   The Santa Fe Solid Waste management agency pays ACT (advance chemical transport) to properly dispose the HHW collected at the HHWCF.  The SFSWMA and ACT make no representation about the integrity, safety, usability or effectiveness of the materials you take.  Furthermore, if you accept materials from this Program, you do so at your own risk.

Play it safe! Always label your hazardous waste.