SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL (Trash & Recycling)

Waste Management
Though not a City of Aztec Office or Service, the City of Aztec contracts to Waste Management.

  • Waste Management Agreement & Amendments (PDF 1.1 MB)
  • Waste Management Annual Report 2021 (PDF 837 KB)
  • Chapter 16 Fee Schedule - Solid Waste and Recycle (PDF 372)

  • Benefits to Aztec Customers

    Free access to the San Juan County Landfill (managed by WM) to all residents six (6) times per year.

    Two (2) Community-Wide Clean-up events to be held in the spring and fall.

    Two (2) Free Bulky item pickup, such as furniture, mattresses, and appliances at your location.

    Two (2) Free Green Waste (grass clippings, leaves, weeds, branches up to 4 feet in length) pickups/year.

    At Your Door Special Collection: Call (800) 449-7587 to dispose of Household Hazardous or Electronic Waste.

  • ⇩ Aztec Service Updates as of November 2023


    Community Cleanup Events

    Acceptable items include regular household trash, appliances without refrigerant, green waste and bulky items, such as furniture and mattresses. Containers will be placed at Riverside Park during cleanup event.

    2024 Cleanups:
    November 15-17 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm)
    Call (505) 327-6284 to schedule pickup.


    Trash Pickup
    Download Map (PDF 892 KB)


    Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Sunday: Closed

    Closed on: New Year's Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day

    Landfill Phone: (505) 386-5005
    Customer Service: (505) 327-6284
    Web: ➠ WM Landfill Info & Current Hours


    Waste Disposal

    Those people who DO NOT live within the City of Aztec City Limits should be using the San Juan County Disposal Facilities.
  • San Juan County Solid Waste Disposal Info (PDF 189 KB)


    All collections made by the contractor for other than a qualified physically disabled resident, shall be made at curbside from the streets, except where special circumstances warrant otherwise, and where approved by the City.

  • Chapter 21. Solid Waste and Recyclables [PDF 228 KB]
  • As an ongoing effort to make our City a safe place, please abide by the following as set forth in Chapter 21 of the City Code:
    Cart Placement at Curb Side
    Carts must be place in the gutter, with wheels against the curb.
    Cart Placement Distances
    Carts should be at least four feet (4 ft) apart and four feet (4 ft) from any other obstruction (e.g., mailbox, vehicle, etc).
    Cart Placement Never on Sidewalks
    Carts should NEVER be placed on the sidewalk.
    Cart Placement Storage
    All emptied containers shall be removed from the curb area within 12 hours after collection. Storage of carts between collections shall be at least 10 ft away from pickup location.

    Wise Waste Habits
    Download Wise Waste Habits (PDF 111 KB)


    Hazardous Waste Disposal
    Download At Your Door Hazardous Waste Disposal (PDF 261 KB)


    Curb-side recycling is every other week. View the calendar to see when recycle pick-up is scheduled for your location.

  • Download the 2024 Recycle Calendar [PDF 383 KB]
  • Map for Recycle Pick-up [Google Map]
  • The key is to focus on the basics and keep recycling simple. You will create the greatest benefits by following these easy steps at the holidays and all year round:
    Focus Recycling Efforts
    Recycle all your bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard. If you're not sure whether something can be recycled, put it in the trash. Adopt the saying, "when in doubt, throw it out.

    The Shape of Plastic Matters
    With plastics, use the shape of the bottle to determine if it can be recycled. Recycle all bottle, tub and jug-shaped plastics. If it's a clamshell, flower pot, tube, or another shape, remember the saying "when in doubt, throw it out."

    Set A Reminder For Pickup
    Set a reminder on your calendar for your monthly recycling pickup day. If you want to start recycling, contact Waste Management at (505) 327-6284.

    Simplify Recycling for Guests
    Hosting a holiday party? Set up a specially-marked recycling container to collect empty aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Empty every drop of liquid before
    Recycle Right
    Download Recycle Info (PDF 278 KB)


    While glass isn't allowed in your Waste Management recycling bin at home, you can bring it to either Waste Management recycling drop off sites. Drop your empty glass bottles with the lids removed into the separate bin for glass at both locations, and it will be put to its next best use.

    Waste Management Eco-Center
    #78 CR 3140 | Aztec, NM 87410
    (505) 334-1121
    Oct 1 - Feb 28
    Mon-Fri: 7 am - 5 pm
    Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
    Sun: Closed
    Mar 1 - Sept 30
    Mon-Fri: 7 am - 5 pm
    Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
    Sun: Closed
    Residential Drop Off
    101 Spruce St. | Farmington, NM 87401
    (505) 599-1890
    Mon-Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
    Sat & Sun: Closed

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