Helping Santa Fe Rethink Their Waste
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.


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.

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?

ALL plastic containers regardless of number can be recycled.  Please make sure that your containers are rinsed, caps are recycled with bottles and do not crush your containers.

We currently do NOT accept:

  • Plastic bags*

  • Styrofoam

*Plastic bags can be recycled in many retail locations in Santa Fe. They 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.

Plastic Bags 

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

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

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

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

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

Note: Businesses may change policies at any time.

What does # 1-7 stamp on plastic 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.

Symbol Code[3] Description Examples
Plastics (see resin identification code[4]) [5]
Plastic-recyc-01.svg[a] #1 PET(E) Polyethylene terephthalate Polyester fibers, soft drink bottles
Plastic-recyc-02.svg[a] #2 PEHD or HDPE High-density polyethylene Plastic bottles, plastic bags, trash cans, oil cans, imitation wood
Plastic-recyc-03.svg[a] #3 PVC Polyvinyl chloride Window frames, bottles for chemicals, flooring, plumbing pipes
Plastic-recyc-04.svg[a] #4 PELD or LDPE Low-density polyethylene Plastic bags, buckets, soap dispenser bottles, milk bottles, plastic tubes
Plastic-recyc-05.svg[a] #5 PP Polypropylene Bumpers, car interior trim, industrial fibers, carry-out beverage cups
Plastic-recyc-06.svg[a] #6 PS Polystyrene Toys, flower pots, video cassettes, ashtrays, trunks, beverage/food coolers, beer cups, wine and champagne cups, carry-out food containers, Styrofoam
Plastic-recyc-07.svg[a] #7 O (OTHER) All other plastics Polycarbonate (PC), polyamide (PA), styrene acrylonitrile (SAN), acrylic plastics/polyacrylonitrile (PAN), bioplastics
Plastic-recyc-abs.svg #9 or #ABS[citation needed] Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene Monitor/TV cases, coffee makers, cell phones, most computer plastic, most FFF 3D printed parts that are not bioplastic such as PLA
Polyamide Resin Code.tiff PA[citation needed] Polyamide Nylon

Additional Plastics Recycling in Santa Fe:

#1-7 Plastic

Capital Scrap Metal

Mr. G’s Reycling

#5 plastic (yogurt tubs)

Preserve – Gimme 5 (Mail in Box Program)