Helping Santa Fe Rethink Their Waste
Recycle
Education


EPA Waste Management Hierarchy
BUCKMAN ROAD RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION (BuRRT)

HOURS:

Monday - Sunday: 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).

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.

2013 Total MSW Generation (by Material)

 254 Million Tons (before recycling) 

Source: EPA 

 

Composting and Gardening

EPA – Composting Resources

New Mexico Environment Department

NMORO – NM Organics Recycling Organization – Resources
NMORO Organics Recycling Task Force
NMORO offers organics recycling expertise to help reach our state’s goal of increased diversion. It has also launched an Organics Recycling Task Force, which meets to discuss issues and develop resources.

Santa Fe Garden Club –  Resources

Santa Fe Master Gardener Association

Once a month on Saturdays in 2018 Hands-on Clinics will teach proper techniques for building a thermal pile, turning, finishing, and screening compost, in addition to straw bale worm composting techniques (vermicomposting). Bring hats, gloves, sturdy shoes, water, and a pitch fork if you have one. All clinics held at the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe.

Homegrown New Mexico

2018 Home Grown New Mexico education classes/workshops/events in Santa Fe.  These classes are also posted on the community calendar in red. Note: some of classes have a fee for members. But many classes are free for members or at reduced rates. Non-members pay a fee for most classes.

Classes/Events

Reunity Resources

Reunity Resources is a Northern New Mexico-based 501c3 social enterprise with a zero waste mission: “it’s our goal to reunite our waste streams with value for our community. We are dedicated to educating about, implementing and promoting zero waste programs. We facilitate recycling and reuse from Santa Fe area restaurants, and we are the only organization of our kind in the nation. Through our BioFuel Collective, we collect used cooking oil from local restaurants, recycle it into ASTM-certified biodiesel and then redistribute clean, renewable fuel to northern New Mexico. We also educate about and advocate for closed-loop recycling systems and the use of alternative fuels.  Our compost program diverts 1.4 million pounds of food waste ANNUALLY from our local landfill […] and creating a valuable resource for other farmers and gardeners and participating in the carbon sequestration cycle. We also partner with Santa Fe Public Schools and we have trained staff and over 8,250 children at a dozen elementary schools in cafeteria compost separation.”

Santa Fe County

Bernalillo

Bernalillo County Extension – Master Composter Program 

Composting in the Desert Guide

Homemade Compost Bins for the Desert

Edgewood

“Basics of Gardening Series” at the Edgewood Senior Center

Compost Purchasing

City of Santa Fe – Compost