City of Rio Rancho Recycling
Did you know that the average Rio Rancho resident produces more than 4 pounds of garbage a day? By recycling you can help to divert valuable resources from the landfill!
City of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County Recycling Center
The city of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County jointly operate a recycling
center adjacent to the Sandoval County Landfill, at 2700 Iris Road NE.
Hours of operation are every Saturday (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Use of the facility is free and available for city of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County residents.
Items accepted include:
- Cardboard (broken down flattened and free of food)
- White and mixed paper
- Plastics #1-7
- Scrap metal
- Appliances including those with Freon (lines must be intact)
- Electronics including TVs (limit 4 per day/per vehicle)
- Tires (limit 4 per day/per vehicle)
- Clothing & shoes
- Eye glasses
- Hearing aids
Why can't we recycle glass in Rio Rancho? Unfortunately, there are no local markets for glass recycling, thus because glass is so heavy, it is cost prohibitive to ship it elsewhere. Currently the City of Rio Rancho and Waste Management do not accept glass for recycling. To throw glass items in with current recyclables would contaminate single-stream service.
Want to take a field trip to the new City of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County Recycling Center?
Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful offers many educational outreach programs. During field trips to the recycling center students learn how the center operates, what happens to the materials that are collected, and how the Sandoval County landfill and composting site operates. Students will also be able to see how recycled art can be utilized, and how to put old materials to new uses.
If you have a program or class that is interested in taking a field trip to the City of Rio Rancho & Sandoval County Recycling Center please contact Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful at 896-8729.
Yellow Page and Phone Directory Opt-Out
This is a joint project created by all the yellow page and phone directory providers in the United States. To opt-out of any or all of these directories online please go visit www.yellowpagesoptout.com
For further information regarding recycling programs call (505) 896-8729.