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Environmental Services (Eco Station) 

The Environmental Services Division provides solid waste and recycling services to Los Alamos County residents, and coordinates the newly formed Environmental Sustainability Initiative.  The name of this division was changed from Solid Waste to Environmental Services in June 2008 to mirror the division’s new responsibility of spearheading the counties sustainability initiative.  In addition, the Environmental Sustainability Board was formed to provide public input on the County's sustainability efforts.  

The Division is housed in the Los Alamos County Eco Station, a LEED certified green building that opened in March 2009.  The Eco Station is located at the old landfill and consists of the solid waste transfer station and administration building.

Philo Shelton, the County's Public Works Director, is currently managing the Environmental Services Division with the support of Bryan Aragon, Engineering Project Manager and Leroy Pacheco, Acting Superintendent; they may be reached at 505-662-8163. 

Location: 3701 E. Jemez Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Sat & Sun 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Please show up by 4:15 with your waste.

Loading Times: The Eco Station offers free mulch, manure and glass cullet.  Residents can get assistance with loading these materials into trucks and trailers from 9 am to 3:30 pm Mon. - Sun.  The Eco Station has a smaller staff on Sundays and therefore loading assistance may not be immediately available.

Four times a year residents with curbside trash service can place brush and bulky items at the curb for pickup.


Overlook Convenience Center:

Located in White Rock in Overlook Park residents can bring trash and recycling for disposal.
Summer Hours (May 1 - Sept. 30): Fri-Mon 8:00 am to noon, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Winter Hours (Oct 1 - Apr 30): Fri-Tue 8:00 am to noon, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Contact Information:

 Eco Station Operation/Refuse Collection 662-8163 
 Recycling 662-8383
 Fax 662-8051 

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Los Alamos County Eco Station Wins Awards
The solar thermal and night sky cooling system installed at the Los Alamos County Eco Station recently won two awards from the Radiant Professionals Alliance. LEARN MORE

Los Alamos County Wins National Award for Landfill Re-use
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce that Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division has been named the winner of the SWANA Silver Excellence Award in the Landfill Re-Use category. READ MORE

Great Year for Recycling in Los Alamos County
Click here to read an article summarizing the recycling highlights from 2012.