Special Collection
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Brush Collection

2017 Fall Brush Collection:

Brush collection occurs four times a year (spring, summer, fall and winter) in effort to assist residents with the disposal of brush material.

Click here to view the visual map for collection. 

Starting July 1, 2018 brush collection will be a paid by appointment service like the current bulk collection service. 

Click here for more information on the Yard Trimming Roll Cart Registration. 


Schedule:
 Area Set out no sooner than Collection
starts
Barranca Mesa, Ponderosa Estates, Loma Linda & Hawks Landing Oct. 27th Nov. 6th
Western Area, Quemazon, Sandia, Trinity, Orange & Nickel Nov. 3rd Nov. 13th
North Mesa Nov. 17th Nov. 27th
Walnut, Yucca, Urban, Arizona, Town Site Nov. 24th Dec. 4th
Rover, Old Town, Meadow Lane, Aragon, Bryce Avenue Dec.1st Dec. 11th
La Vista, Canada Way, Canada Circle, Barcelona, Canyon Vista, Sierra Vista, Monte Vista, La Paloma Dec. 8th Dec. 18th
La Senda & Piedra Loop Dec.15th Dec. 26th
Pajarito Acres, Monte Rey, Rio Bravo, Potrillo Estante Way Dec. 22nd  Jan. 2nd

Reminder:

Do not set out materials sooner than ten days before the first day of your scheduled collection date. 
•       Do not set out materials that are not accepted.
One pickup per household, piles can be no larger than 8 cubic yards or 6 feet x 12 feet x 3 feet. Click here to view visual representation of eight (8) cubic yards.
Set items close to the curb. Do not place items under power lines, near cars or utility boxes.
All leaves and pine needles must be placed in paper yard waste bags. Plastic bags will not be collected.
Items that will be collected: brush, pine needles, leaves, Christmas trees, and branches.

Items that WILL NOT be collected:

Furniture, appliances, mattresses, televisions, computer monitors, glass items, tree stumps, tires, construction waste, dirt or rock, railroad cross ties, lumber, concrete, shingles, material in plastic bags, trash, liquids, and batteries. If you need to dispose of these items please bring them to the Eco Station.  This collection is for brush only. Do not place any bulk items out for collection.

Per Code Enforcement:

Residents will be in violation of Los Alamos County Code Chapter 18 if any of the conditions below are demonstrated:

Pile is set out when your area is not scheduled to receive collection. 
Pile contains non-accepted material. 
Pile is obstructed by obstacles. 
Pile is set out after designated pickup date 
If you have questions about the program please call 662-8163 or email solidwaste@lacnm.us.

Bulk Collection

Bulk Item Collection Program:

Paid bulk item collection program is available to all Los Alamos County residents for the purpose of collecting and properly disposing large, bulky items not normally collected in your trash roll cart.

Collection Frequency:

Bulky items are collected approximately every other week on Wednesday’s, alternating between Los Alamos and White Rock.

Acceptable Items:

Washers, dryers, ranges, dishwashers, microwave ovens, water heaters, bathtubs, toilets, mattresses, furniture, bicycles, carpet, doors, swing sets, lawn mowers (fluids must be drained), lawn furniture, bed frames, cabinets, bicycles, and tree limbs and stumps no larger than 8 inches in diameter. 

Register:

Register by calling the Eco Station at 662-8163 or email: solidwaste@lacnm.us

All fees will be charged to your monthly utility bill. Non-existing account holders are required to prepay.

Program Requirements/Guidelines:

  • Registration is required. Collections will not be made without an appointment to set up a scheduled day for collection. 
  • Fee: $25 per household (non-refundable).
  • Bulky item piles are limited to eight (8) cubic yards. Click here to see an image of an 8 cubic yard pile. Items must meet guidelines for large item collection. Debris amounts in excess of standardized size will not be removed.
  • Normal household trash will not be removed.
  • Set out bulky items no later than 8:00 a.m. on your scheduled day.
  • Place bulky item piles within four (4) feet of the curb. Do not block side walk.
  • Do not place bulky item piles in front of parked cars, near fences, trees, mailboxes, beneath overhead wires, low-hanging tree limbs, or on top of water meters.
  • Secure or remove doors on any items that may pose a safety hazard to small children.
  • Do not place items curbside prior to 48 hours before the scheduled day. 
  • The cleanup contractor uses two-person crews to load the trucks, so any one item should not weigh more than two people can lift. 
  • Oversize items must be disassembled to six (6) feet or less.

Unacceptable Items:

Household waste which would be picked up with normal weekly trash service, appliances containing Freon such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, pesticides, paint, commercial waste, car bodies, televisions, computer monitors, tires, concrete, soil or sod, tree stumps larger than 8 inches in diameter, shrubs, grass clippings, sealed containers or drums, bricks, batteries, corrosives, flammable or combustible liquids, or any items listed as a hazardous material, asbestos containing materials, biohazardous materials.

Alternative Disposal Options:

  • Bring your materials to the Eco Station – each resident with trash service has 12 free loads annually.
  • Rent a roll-off container for construction and demolition projects, call the Eco Station 662-8163.
  • Call local charitable organizations or thrift shops and ask if they have a need for the item in concern.

Per Code Enforcement:

Residents will be in violation of Los Alamos County Code Chapter 18 if any of the conditions below are demonstrated:

  • Pile is set out when your area is not scheduled to receive collection. 
  • Pile contains non-accepted material. 
  • Pile is obstructed by obstacles. 
  • Pile is set out after designated pickup date

If you have any questions, please call 662-8163 or email solidwaste@lacnm.us.