Roll off dumpsters for Green Waste
Accepted as Green Waste
In order recycle as green waste, the dumpster can contain ONLY the following items.
- Green plants
- Tree limbs
- Wood chips
- Dead plants
- Garden trimmings
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
- 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.