Making the Most of Waste

Hello Neighbors! In this post we visit issues of waste and provide some helpful guidance in how to dispose of it:

Mutt Mitt Station:  

A board member, Connie Gilman, recently started the process of getting a Mutt Mitt Station placed in our neighborhood park, Rinconada Point Park (these are the stands that have bags for dog waste). It may take up to 2 months to have the station approved and put in place. It should be a great addition to the park.

Albuquerque’s Green Waste Recycling:

Green waste collection will be December 9th and 16th.  Place bags of green waste (leaves, grass, and brush) in trash bags weighing less than 40 lbs. on the curb, 5 ft. from trash container. Branches must be cut to 4-ft. lengths and bundled securely.

The city takes green waste to a composting facility. Once composted, compost is sold at the Montessa Park Convenience Center, but you can choose to compost your own leaves and grass using moisture and time. The City has provided information to get started at https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling/yard-waste.

 Curbside Recycling:

Use your blue garbage bin for recycling common household items. For a list of what can go in the bin go to https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling/residential-curbside-recycling

Other Types of Waste:

Electronic Waste (E-Waste):

We are so dependent on our electronic gadgets. But, what to do with that old telephone, VCR, computer, or camera? (Did you know research has estimated that nearly 75 percent of old electronics are in storage in part because consumers are uncertain of how to manage these materials and E-waste that is not recycled often ends up in landfills.?)

The City recycles electronic waste at the Eagle Rock Convenience Center for a fee of $5.25 per secured load.

Household Hazardous Waste:

Please call the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at 505-349-5220 for more details about recycling all of those odd items.

Pharmaceutical Waste:

Pills (only) can be brought to APD Southwest Area Command Station at 6404 Los Volcanes Rd NW.

Other prescriptions and sharps (such as needles and razors) must be carefully disposed of. The City of Albuquerque provided very specific details about how to accomplish this in a safe manner:  http://www.cabq.gov/police/programs/pharmaceuticals

 

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