Reduce, reuse, refuse, recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ­­ – we want to pay more attention to the first two when reducing our use and waste, both of which are key to addressing pollution and the energy use that is driving climate disruption.

How we're tackling the challenge

After the recent victories against pollution with the Albuquerque Clean & Green Ordinance and Bernalillo County we are stronger now more than ever in our collective workfor a clean environment. The future is looking bright for our youth.


Can I recycle aluminum foil? What do I do with broken fluorescent bulbs? Where can I take broken electronics? Use our smart guide to recycling.

Zero Waste Tours

Ever wonder what happens to your trash and recycling after it’s picked up? What happens to our waste water after it goes down the drain or your poop after it’s flushed? Do you know what can be e-cycled and where?

Come join us on the Zero Waste Tours to find out. These are just some of the facilities we will be touring:

  • BARCO Recycling Facility
  • Cerro Colorado Landfill
  • Albuquerque Computer and Electronics Recycling Co.
  • ABCWUA Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Rio Grande Soil Amendment Facility
  • Soilutions Composting
  • Magpie Motors – Used EV Dealership

You can sign up on our calendar or contact Laurie Zunner at lmzunne@gmail.com.

Santa Fe: Think globally, act locally

Please visit eldorado285recycles.org to learn about how Eldorado at Santa Fe recycles, and contact Co-chairs Joe Eigner at joseigner@gmail.com or Karen Sweeney at ksweeney99@comcast.net with questions or for more information, or to join our Zero Waste team.

Recent Zero Waste news

NM Plastic Pollution Reduction Act 2023

NM Plastic Pollution Reduction Act 2023
A team of dedicated citizens is seeking your support to introduce a bill in the 2023 legislative session that would regulate single-use plastics ... Read More

Food waste

Take our quiz and check your answers with our zero food waste presentation ... Read More

Zero Waste during a pandemic

Zero Waste during a pandemic
The pandemic is having an effect on our efforts to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle. A proliferation of latex gloves and plastic masks are making their way into our waters. Due to the “temporary” relaxation of restrictions on single-use plastic, ... Read More

Smart recycling – Spanish

Smart recycling - Spanish
Last updated, 3/18/2020
Contact: Carol Chamberland Read this in English Reciclar en los Botes Azules Tipos Comentarios ABQ* Papel Bolsas de papel, color café/marrón Mejor es usar bolsas de tela para hacer las compras Si Cartón Si Recibos de compras ... Read More