City of Rio Rancho & 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.

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
  • Aluminum
  • 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
Hours of Operation are every Saturday (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Want to volunteer at the recycling Center?
Interested in volunteering at the recycling center? Contact Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful at 505-891-5015. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and complete a volunteer application for the City of Rio Rancho. Click here to be directed to HR's volunteer application.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days - CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY

During the months of February - November, on the first and third Saturday of the month between 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the recycling center will accept household hazardous waste items (see below) at no charge, by appointment only, from city of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County residents only (proof of residency required; e.g., a monthly utility billing statement, driver’s license, etc.). No commercial waste or quantities will be accepted.

In order to drop-off household hazardous waste materials on the first or third Saturday of the month, a city or county resident must preregister for a drop-off time by calling (505) 891-5015 (Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Accepted Items

  • Oil based paints/flammable paints
  • Latex paint
  • Aerosols
  • All types of batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Oil, gasoline and antifreeze
  • Pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides
  • Cleaners
  • Solvent
  • Mercury contained articles

Unaccepted Items

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Radioactive waste
  • Propane cylinders / all types of cylinders
  • Commercial Waste
  • Ammunition and firearms
  • Biohazard waste (e.g., needles)
  • Pharmaceuticals
* The recycling center reserves the right to refuse materials and/or redirect citizens to Advanced Chemical Transport’s facility in Albuquerque if the amount of household hazardous waste exceeds the facility’s storage capacity. The facility may be closed due to inclement weather.

Field Trips

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 the Yellow Pages Opt-Out website.

For further information regarding recycling programs call (505) 896-8729.
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