Recycling Guide

Road Runner Waste Service is proud to serve local businesses as their dedicated recycling partner in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and surrounding areas. We care about a cleaner environment and are increasing our efforts to make recycling in your area easier and more convenient.

Our Disposal Guide

Not Sure How to Dispose Your Item?

We are your dedicated partner for recycling nationwide. We offer single or multiple-dumpster collection and separated or combined recyclables collection programs. Learn what you can recycle and how recycling works.

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Our Process of Recycling

How Does Recycling Work?

We collect full recycle dumpsters at curbsides, multi-family dwellings, or businesses. At recycling facilities (MRFs), materials are sorted, cleaned, compressed, and prepared for sale to end markets.

Clean every item

Clean items are crucial to avoid contamination during transportation to recycling facilities.

Waste Collection

When recycle dumpsters are full, they are then collected by Road Runner Waste Service at a curbside, multi-family dwelling, or business.

Recycling facility (MRF)

Materials are sorted and organized by material types, then inspected for final quality control clean-up before being baled (compressed) together and staged for sale to end markets.

Our Disposal Guide

What Goes in the Recycling Bin?

Please review our list of accepted and non-acceptable items for recycling.

Acceptable Items

Unacceptable Items

Battery Disposal

Incorrect Battery Disposal Can Cause Fires

Common household items seem harmless, however, the batteries in them pose risks when disposed into regular garbage or recycling containers because of their highly flammable nature.

  • Remove the batteries

    Check the electronic devices you need to dispose of. If possible, remove the batteries. If not, bring the whole device to the drop off location.
  • Store batteries in a safe place

    Store batteries in non-metallic containers (plastic, cardboard, or glass) that do not conduct electricity if there is a spark.
  • Find your local drop off

    Find a local electronic disposal store, or find a drop off location near you.
For Your Home

Residential Services

Road Runner Waste Service offers reliable residential trash pickup, recycling and dumpster rental services in Placitas, the Village of Corrales, and the Town of Bernalillo.