Residential Trash Collection

Residential curbside service is provided weekly using City-provided refuse containers.  One 64- or 96-gallon container is provided to all residences.  Residents place the containers at the curb.  Once each week, the containers are then emptied by an automated side-load refuse truck. 

Physical conditions of some neighborhoods or residences prohibit automated curbside pick up.   These customers place refuse in bags and the bags are placed at the curb and picked up.

The cost of curbside residential service is $15.75 per month which is included in your City of Santa Fe monthly utility bill.

Missed Service

If your trash was not picked up on schedule, call (505) 955-2200 to arrange pickup.

Refuse Collection Services

Special Assistance for people living with disabilities
Large item pickup
Bag Tags (purchase tags to place on bagged excess trash)
Household Hazardous Waste
Trash Drop-off
Trash Day Lookup
Collection Disposal Rates

Rules and Regulations


All refuse services provided by the City are subject to the Refuse and Recycling Rate and Fee Schedule.

Eligibility for Reduced Rates

Low income residents may qualify for reduced rates for residential utility charges.  Download, print, complete and return the Low Income Credit Application to the Water Division at 801 W. San Mateo (map).

Curbside Service Snapshot

Number of curbside residential customers 25,700
Average number of households serviced daily 5,140

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