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New Location Features Updated Signage, Safety Improvements, Larger Glass Containers
The Environmental Services Division has moved the recycling drop-off center previously located in the parking lot on 1142 Siler Road. The new site is around the corner, at 2950 Agua Fria, Santa Fe NM, 87507.
The new Recycling Center is next to Fire Station #5 on Agua Fria, and still a part of the Siler Yard facility. It features updated signage and new, larger roll-off containers for glass recycling. Traffic will be directed one-way in a U-shape through the site, entering on one side and exiting the other, improving safety and efficiency. Additionally, the site is fully fenced to help prevent illegal dumping and contain litter.
“We are excited to open this new flagship recycling drop-off center to better serve the needs of Santa Fe residents,” said Shirlene Sitton, ESD Director. “We have added large glass recycling containers, as well as more capacity for cardboard, as the demand for recycling boxes has increased during the pandemic due to on-line shopping trends.”
Due to reduced staffing levels and the ongoing challenges to daily operations posed by COVID-19, ESD implemented a phased approach to reopening the drop-off locations. The Lucia Lane Recycling Center located at 4003 Lucia Lane (just off Airport Rd.) re-opened on July 7, 2020. The ESD team then focused on completing the new location on Agua Fria, which is larger than the old Siler site, and improves safety for both site users and the employees working at the City facility. The Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station, located at 2600 Buckman Road, is also open for recycling drop-offs: seven days a week, 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM.
Residents using any drop-off location must observe current public health regulations, including wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing while at the site. Leaving trash at any recycling drop-off constitutes illegal dumping, and can be punished by up to a $500 fine per City ordinance. For more information about drop-off locations and how to recycle right in Santa Fe, visit santafenm.gov/ESD.