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 Leroy Chacon and Tom Nagawiecki. Leroy is supervising the daily operations of the Eco Station and may be reached at (505) 663-1921. Tom is supervising the administrative staff, recycling, and the County's sustainability efforts and may be reached at (505) 662-8383.
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.
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
| Eco Station Operation/Refuse Collection