Placitas Recycling Center

Where to Recycle in New Mexico: Go here to opt out of receiving printed copies of phone books, which are especially difficult to recycle.

Catalog Choice Catalog Choice gives you a one-stop solution to opt out of unwanted catalogs. Think of it as pre-recycling. The service is free though donations are accepted.

Glass can be dropped off at containers at the following locations: City of Albuquerque recycling facility ½ mile north of Alameda and east of San Pedro; north end of Joann’s at Menaul and Wyoming; southwest corner of WalMart at Central and San Mateo; southeast corner of Edith and Griegos; and behind Smith’s on the northeast corner of Paseo Del Norte and Wyoming.

ReStore, which is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity, accepts old wood cabinets, electrical fixtures, appliances and other used building materials. They are located at 4900 Menaul NE.. For more information, call (505) 265-0057. You can visit their Website at

Cell Phones: NMRC has selected the Safe House thrift store as an excellent location to take cell phone donations. The cell phones are delivered to a respectable refurbisher and all cash proceeds are donated to Albuquerque Women's Community Association. Any brand and year cell phone and/or cell phone battery is accepted. Mail or drop off to Safe House, 1301 San Mateo NE Suite C (Lomas & San Mateo), Albuquerque, NM 87110. Phone is 505-265-9233. For more information call Heidi at 505-247-4219.

Best Buy will take TVs, computers (minus the hard drive), monitors, DVD players, cell phones, batteries, CDs/DVDs, and some appliances. They charge a fee for some items. Go to for more information. Trade-In & Recycle Program - For PCs, LCD Monitors Digital Cameras, Camcorders Game Systems & MP3 Players Trade In or Recycle your old electronic equipment. You can use the online Value Estimator to display your potential trade-in value or send an item in for direct recycle. Click Here to go to the Trade-In Program.

Computers and computer related hardware: Hewlett Packard has a marvelous recycling program which you can read about here. If you have any computer or computer related hardware, no matter who made it, HP will pick it up and repair or recycle it. They charge a nominal fee based on the number of items they are collecting and the weight. Then they dispatch UPS to your door to fetch the package. You even receive a gift certificate for your efforts.

Floppy Disks, CD-ROM/DVDs, and Video Tape: Green Disk accepts all of these items with their mail-in program. Go to or call 1-800-305-DISK. Disks are either refurbished and resold or properly recycled. GreenDisk sells recycled floppy disks and CD- ROMs.

Sandoval County Landfill on Idalia Road west of NM Highway 528 recycles all manner of metals, including tin cans, and various appliances, including TVs and computers. There is a fee for some items.