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Many of these common household or office items can be placed in your recycling bin or taken to a transfer station. Recycling used materials into new products reduces: the consumption of raw materials, energy usage, air pollution from incineration, and water pollution from landfilling.

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PHONE BOOK RECYCLING
You can recycle your phone books at any of the following drop off bin locations:
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BUCKMAN ROAD RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION HOURS: 8:00am - 4:45pm Mon - Sun
CAJA DEL RIO LANDFILL
HOURS: 7:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Sat
Plastics are found everywhere!  From your telephone, fleece jacket, to your Styrofoam cup you’ll find various types of plastic components.

Petroleum (oil) and natural gas are the main raw materials needed to make most plastics.  By recycling our plastics we are reducing our dependency on non-renewable fossil fuels.

What Plastics Can I Recycle in Santa Fe?

Santa Fe has recently updated the program to allow recycling of ALL plastic containers regardless of number.  Please make sure that your containers are rinsed, caps are recycled with bottles and that you do not crush your containers.

We currently do NOT accept plastic bags and styrofoam for recycling.

Plastic bags can be recycled in most supermarkets in Santa Fe and these systems accept a wide variety of bags for recycling including:  newspaper bags, fruit/veggie bags, frozen plastic bags, sandwich/storage bags and most types of flexible plastic with a #4 printed on it.  See the list below for specific locations.

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What does # 1-7 mean?

Plastic is stamped with a recycling symbol and number to help the plastic industry tell the plastic types a part.   To learn more, read about the resin identification code.

Other plastic recycling drop off programs:

#1-7 Plastic

Capital Scrap Metal

#5 plastic (yogurt tubs)

Preserve – Gimme 5 (drop off bin at Whole Foods Market)

#2 & 4 plastic bags:Search

Target
3550 Zafarano Drive, Santa Fe
(505) 471-9600 ‎

WalMart
3251 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe
(505) 474-4727

Albertsons
600 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe
(505) 982-4668

Or

3542 Zafarano Drive, Santa Fe
(505) 471-1058

Smiths Grocery
2308 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe
(505) 471-7874

Or

2110 South Pacheco Street, Santa Fe
(505) 473-5560