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Environmental Services Fees - Effective September 1, 2017. (Download for reference)


Los Alamos County Environmental Services Fees

Eco Station Tip Fees

Mixed municipal solid waste, per ton

$ 66.00

Minimum tip fee, per load

$ 20.00

Brush - loads containing 100% brush, per ton

$ 37.00

Cardboard – loads containing 100% cardboard, per ton

$ 0.00

Clean dirt, per ton

$ 5.00

Clean urban wood - Loads containing 100% clean urban wood waste, per ton

$ 37.00

Concrete/asphalt - Loads contain 100% concrete and asphalt, per ton

$ 5.00

Metal - Loads containing 100% metal, per ton

$ 0.00

LA County residents/businesses - recyclables (mixed recycle/cardboard) - loads containing 100% mixed recycle/cardboard material *

Less than half ton = free

More than half ton = $53.00/ton

Out of County - Recyclables (mixed recycle/cardboard) - Loads containing 100% mixed recycle/cardboard material, per ton *

$ 53.00

Large animal mortalities (horse, cow, elk, etc.) per animal

$ 65.00

Small animal mortalities (small dog, cat, etc.) per animal

$ 35.00

Refrigerant removal from (refrigerators, air conditioner, automobiles freezer, etc.,) per item

$ 50.00

Tires, per ton

$ 200.00

Oversized tires - tires larger than 23.5 in. x 25 in., per tire

$ 35.00

Tire on rim, all sizes - additional fee per tire

$ 5.00

Recycled Products Available for Pickup

Clean dirt, per ton

$ 0.00

Compost, per ton

$ 0.00

Glass cullet, per ton

$ 0.00

Reusable items (items that are placed in the reuse area)

$ 0.00

Wood chips, per ton

$ 0.00

Material loading fee, per cubic yard (1 cubic yard minimum)

$ 3.00

Residential curbside collection charges

Residential service, single residential unit (one pick up per week), per month

$ 25.00

Service for additional trash roll-cart, in addition to monthly service charge, per roll cart

$ 17.00

Recycle service, single residential unit (one pick up per week)

$ 0.00

Service for additional recycle roll-cart, in addition to monthly service charge, per roll cart

$ 0.00

Service for brush roll-cart, in addition to monthly service charge, per roll cart

$0.00

Roll-off service charges

Roll-off service (includes 1 service, 1 week rental, and 4 tons of material. Over 4 tons will be charged at current tip fee.) Payment due at setup

$ 576.00

Daily rental fee (Roll-off rented longer than one week)

$ 10.00

Trash compactor service charges

On-call service (at least one business day prior notice required), plus tip fee

$ 183.50

Commercial curbside roll-cart charges

Trash roll-cart service for commercial, single business or other non-residential establishments (one pick up per week), per month

$ 25.00

Service for additional trash roll-cart, in addition to monthly service charge, per roll cart

$ 17.00

Recycle roll-cart (one pick up per week), per month

$ 0.00

Service for additional recycle roll-cart, in addition to monthly service charge, per roll cart

$ 0.00

Dumpster service charges

Regularly scheduled dumpster collection service (one pickup per week), per dumpster per month

$ 125.00

Regularly scheduled recycling collection service

$ 0.00

Dumpster rental (trash or mix recycle), per month

$ 10.50

Dumpster rental (cardboard), per month

$ 0.00

Additional on-call service, per collection

$ 40.00

Set up/take down/relocation, per event. Set up waived for new recycling dumpster

$ 70.00

Special service charges

Duplicate copies of scale tickets provided with monthly billing

$ 20.00

Special collection or delivery *One hour minimum charge, per piece of equipment. * Tipping fees will apply if applicable.

$ 71.00

Brush pickup in excess of brush roll-cart service or Bulk Item Collection. *Size, material, and schedule limitations will apply.

$ 25.00

Unauthorized user/illegal dumping fee

$ 500.00

Other waste, handling and disposal

County contract cost plus 10% administrative fee

Certified vehicle weight

$ 10.00

Roll-cart replacement for recycle or trash (negligent loss or damaged)

$ 75.00


Los Alamos County - Code of Ordinance / Chapter 32 – Solid Waste Management /
Sec. 32-18. - Refuse, recycling and solid waste facility fees. 

  1. The county shall charge for refuse services in accordance with the following table of service charges.
  2. The highest rate tipping fee will be applied to mixed loads depending on the materials in the load. Material must be clean with less than ten percent contamination by other materials or the material will be characterized and charged as municipal solid waste.
  3. Services included in the monthly residential service charge:
    1. Curbside pickup once per week of residential waste in a roll-cart;
    2. Recycling services, including curbside pickup of recyclable materials;
    3. Disposal by the customer at the solid waste facility without tip fee of 12 loads or part thereof per year of residential, non-hazardous solid waste, household hazardous waste as defined by New Mexico Solid Waste Rules, refrigerant-containing units, and electronics. Residents may donate one of their 12 free loads each year to a thrift store that operates in Los Alamos County and accepts, recycles and reuses materials from residents;
    4. Curbside pickup of residential brush in a brush roll-cart. Larger amounts of brush, more frequent pickup-ups of brush, or pick-up of bulk items will incur a special service charge in the amount of $25.00. Size, material, and schedule limitations will apply.
    5. Delivery by the customer to the solid waste facility without a tip fee, or use of one of 12 free loads, of oil and antifreeze, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, mixed recycling, metal, cardboard and batteries from personal vehicles for noncommercial purposes;
    6. The opportunity to pick up compost, wood chips, clean dirt, or glass-cullet stored at the landfill; and
  4. The opportunity to pick up any other usable materials stored at the landfill and designated by the solid waste manager as materials available to residential customers. The county manager may, by adoption of an administrative policy, set guidelines and restrictions applicable to refuse service. The policy may, for example and without limitation, provide for the size and type of refuse containers in which customers must place refuse; impose a weight limitation on any single container containing refuse; specify materials to be collected for recycling; and set policy for solid waste facility operating hours and days.
  5. Failure to dispose of refuse in accordance with this Code and implementing administrative policies, and to pay charges for disposal as set out in this section, shall be a violation of this Code subject to the general penalty set out in section 1-8.