Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that the City of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department will pick up residential Green Waste at no additional charge.

This year’s Green Waste collection program begins on Monday, December 5th and will end on Friday, December 16th.

Solid Waste customers should have their Green Waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of their regular trash collection day. All Green Waste must be placed 5 feet from automated trash and recycling containers as well as any large items scheduled for pick-up.

Solid Waste customers must place their Green Waste (leaves, grass and brush) in trash bags. Each trash bag should not weigh more than 40 pounds. Customers that have branches must cut them to four-foot lengths and bundle them securely.

The following items will not be picked up: dirt, construction debris, gravel, construction material or tree stumps.

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit www.cabq.gov/solidwaste.

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