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Assessor’s Office at 986-6300
Clerk’s Office at 986-6289
Growth Management at 986-6225
Treasurer’s Office at 986-6245


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Public Works

Convenience Centers / Transfer Stations

Convenience Center Locations

Click here to download a map of all trash and recycling locations in Santa Fe County.

Convenience Center Operating Hours

All convenience centers are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m, except Nambe and Tesuque Convenience Centers, which are closed from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. for lunch. Convenience centers may be closed on holidays.

Convenience Center Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Eldorado OPEN CLOSED CLOSED OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Jacona OPEN CLOSED CLOSED OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
La Cienega OPEN CLOSED CLOSED OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Nambe OPEN CLOSED CLOSED OPEN CLOSED OPEN OPEN
San Marcos OPEN CLOSED CLOSED OPEN CLOSED OPEN OPEN
Stanley OPEN CLOSED CLOSED OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Tesuque OPEN CLOSED CLOSED OPEN CLOSED OPEN OPEN
               

Convenience Center Services

Residential trash, household recycling, and green waste¹ may be brought to any convenience center. Other services vary by convenience center as outlined below.

Convenience Center Small Commercial
Trash²
Brush and Tree Waste³ Appliances
& Scrap Metal
Automotive Fluids Ashes
Eldorado YES YES YES YES YES
Jacona YES YES YES NO YES
La Cienega NO NO YES NO YES
Nambe YES NO YES YES NO
San Marcos YES NO YES YES NO
Stanley YES YES YES YES NO
Tesuque NO NO NO NO NO
¹Green waste means weeds, grass clippings, and leaves.
²Less than 850 pounds per month
³Brush and tree waste means wood chips and vegetative matter that does not qualify as green waste.

Convenience Center Rules

  1. Customers must be residents of Santa Fe County.
  2. Loads greater than 15 cubic yards are not accepted and are accepted at the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station.
  3. All loads must be covered and/or secured.
  4. All garbage must be bagged. Recyclables should be loose but covered and/or secured.
  5. All recyclable material must be placed in recycling bins.
  6. Children and pets must remain in vehicles at all times.
  7. Brush and green waste must be no longer than 6 feet long and 18” in diameter.
  8. Rims must be removed from tires.
  9. No more than eight tires per month are accepted.
  10. Only residents may bring automotive fluids and tires.
  11. The unauthorized searching through and/or taking of anything from discarded solid waste or recyclable materials is prohibited.

Arriving at a convenience center with an uncovered load will result in the assessment of two additional permit punches and/or a citation. If found guilty, the criminal penalty shall be a fine of at least $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense, and $100-$200 for the third offense. Arriving with unbagged trash will result in the assessment of one additional permit punch and/or a citation. If found guilty, the criminal penalty shall be a fine of at least $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second offense, and $100 for the third offense.

Prohibited Materials

See Ordinance# 2014-10 for definitions. For guidance on handling prohibited materials, contact us.

  • Animals carcasses
  • Appliances containing refrigerants (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc.) without an affixed CFC removal verification sticker
  • Asbestos or materials containing asbestos
  • Auto parts (Tire rims separated from tires may be deposited in scrap metal bin.)
  • Clean fill
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Electronic waste (accepted on special collection days)
  • Explosives and ammunition
  • Fuel, gasoline, and other flammable materials
  • Hazardous waste (Including household hazardous waste)
  • Hot ashes (Hold ashes until cold before delivery.)
  • Infectious/regulated medical waste (Household medical waste okay. Used sharps such as hypodermic needles must be placed in an approved sharps container or thick-walled strong plastic bottle with a tight fitting lid such as a laundry soap bottle.)
  • Intact bulk containers (drums, totes, etc.)
  • Large pieces and large loads of concrete, roofing materials, asphalt, or rock
  • Liquid waste
  • Livestock waste, manures, or bedding mixed with manure from large animals
  • Petroleum or chemically contaminated soils
  • Pressurized cylinders
  • Radioactive waste
  • Sewage, septage, and holding tank pumpings
  • Sludges
  • Stumps
  • Waste generated by manufacturing and industrial processes
  • Wood with attached nails, paint, wallboard, or metal bracing

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