City of Farmington
Residential Curbside and Drop Off Recycling
Be an Environmental Hero!
To order your Recycling Bin call 327-6284
RECYCLING DROP OFF -- The Waste Management Eco-Center is located at the San Juan County Landfill at #78 CR 3140 and is open Monday - Friday, 8 to 5pm; Saturday, 8 to 3pm; and, closed on Sunday. The Eco-Center DOES NOT ACCEPT GLASS Phone number 505-334-1121
RESIDENTIAL ONLY RECYCLING is accepted at 101 S. Spruce Street in Farmington. They are open Tuesday - Friday, 8 to 5pm; Saturday , 8am to Noon; and, closed on Sunday and Monday. GLASS IS ACCEPTED Phone number 505-599-1890
Trash Talk and Vitals
How much trash does each of us generate?
- In a lifetime we throw away 600 times our adult weight in garbage, leaving a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash for our children
- We throw away enough paper annually to build a wall 12 feet high, stretching from Los Angeles to New York
- We throw away enough aluminum every three months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet
How many resources can recycling save?
Recycling just one ton of paper saves.....
- 17 Trees
- 6,953 gallons of water
- 463 gallons of oil
- 587 pounds of air pollution
- 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space
- 4,077 kilowatt hours of energy
What does recycling do for the environment?
- Conserves our valuable natural resources
- Saves energy
- Saves clean air and water
- Saves landfill space
- We generated 214,000 tons of trash in 2007 and the existing Recycling Center processed 1,530 tons in 2007
- We have a recycling rate of less than 1%
- The average rate for the State of New Mexico is 10%