Roll off dumpsters for Green Waste

There always comes a time when the yard needs to be cleaned. Whether you do it yourself or hire a landscaper you may need a dumpster to dispose of the yard waste. Yard waste can consist of shrubs, tree limbs, leaves, tumbleweeds, old wood chips, gravel, furniture or just basic trash. All of these items can be thrown in a large dumpster. Not all these items are green waste. Check the lists below to see what qualifies as green waste. If you dumpster is only filled with green waste we will be able to save you some money.

Accepted as Green Waste

green waste

In order recycle as green waste, the dumpster can contain ONLY the following items.

  • Grass
  • Weeds
  • Green plants
  • Tree limbs
  • Wood chips
  • Dead plants
  • Brush
  • Garden trimmings
  • Leaves

Not Accepted as Green Waste

The following items can NOT be disposed in the dumpster to recycle as green waste.

  • Tree stumps
  • Soil, Dirt, Rock, CMU block
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Plastic bags
  • Animal waste
  • Palm tree branches
  • Yucca plants
  • Painted wood
  • Treated wood
  • or any other trash not identified on the Accepted list.

Recycling of Green Waste in Albuquerque

Often in New Mexico, home owners and landscaping companies do clean up of residential and commercial properties. Clean up often comes from not just aesthetics but also safety.

Due to wind dangers, large trees and branches need to be trimmed, pruned, and laced. Overgrown and poorly maintained trees can be dangerous particularly during high wind conditions. Branches can break, potentially causing damage to persons or property on the ground. Branches can also damage overhead utility lines. Large overgrown trees can become threatening to property damage as well during high wind. Often in the New Mexico even large trees form shallow root systems and are vulnerable to uprooting when the top heavy portions succumb to high wind force.


If you live in New Mexico, you have definitely experienced tumbleweeds rolling into your moving vehicle. Tumbleweeds are most often a result of Russian Thistle coming to maturity, breaking away from the roots system, and finally blowing (or rolling) away. Tumble weeds do not present the same type of danger as discussed above but they sure do add up. Tumbleweeds are definitely considered green waste in New Mexico.

If you have a yard clean up planned, you should be aware of city restrictions on yard waste disposal. To order a roll container, check out our rates and call for delivery.

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