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Tours
See how your waste is handled!
Tour the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT) and Caja del Rio Landfill to find out why it is important to reduce our waste.

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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.

Tours

Come see first hand how Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT) and the Caja del Rio Landfill operate.  It will help you to understand why we can only accept certain recyclables, why it’s important to keep them out of the landfill, and why reducing, reusing, and sort at the source at critical.

At BuRRT, areas to tour and learn about are:

  •  The Convenience Center (Recycling Area)
  • Green Waste, Mulch and Tire Collection Area
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Building (from outside looking in)
  • Tipping Floor (where waste and recyclables are put and moved into trucks by heavy equipment.)
  • E-Waste and Scrap Metal Collection Areas
  • Glass Crushing Area

Whether you have a group of school kids or community members in a group or you’re simply an interested community member, please contact us to schedule a tour.

Tour Details

  • Tours must be arranged and confirmed two (2) weeks in advance.
  • Tours are given Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9a – noon and 1 – 4p. Custom times are possible with a four (4) week notice depending on availability.
  • Tours are limited to twenty to twenty-five (20 – 25) participants.
  • Tour participants are required to wear provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including vests, eyewear, hardhats.
  • Contact SFSWMA Education and Outreach about a tour:

    Jane Bias
    Education and Outreach Coordinator
    (505) 424 – 1850 x130
    EMAIL