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Find out where you can recycle in your community.

Business and Industry Recycling

Setting up recycling in a work place, at a construction jobsite or in hotels and restaurants all provide their unique challenges and opportunities.

To find a local recycling collection service provider, search the NM Recycling Directory by county and by "Recycling Collection Service" under the Services search area.

NM Recycling Directory more

Food Waste Management Resources Available Online
Almost 40% of food is lost or wasted from production to plate and represents almost 15% of our waste stream. NMRC is promoting the reduction of food waste through source reduction, food donation, food to animals and composting. Find out more about how to reduce waste at your business. more

Recognize Businesses that Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
The NM Recycling Coalition partnered with the NM Green Chamber of Commerce, NMSU Institute for Energy and the Environment and the NM Environment Department Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program to launch a new recognition program aimed directly at businesses that not only recycle, but also take steps to reduce and reuse their waste stream. The second year program accepted nominations from businesses in the Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, Las Cruces and Silver City regions.

Congratulations to the 2013 winners!

Regional Winners:
Central: Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
South: Our Paws' Cause Thrift Shop
North: Positive Energy Solar

Statewide Winners:
Large Business – PNM
Small Business – HB Construction

Details can be found at


Business Recycling Resources

  • Reduce and Reuse more
  • Download Recycling and Trash Signs for the Office more
  • Business Recycling NM Brochure more
  • Business Recycling NM Presentation more
  • Setting Up Recycling at the Office more
  • Green Office Guide more
  • NM Business Case Studies coming soon
  • EPA Business Guide for Reducing Solid Waste with Work Sheets more
  • Assess Your Waste Generation and Costs more
  • Recycling Costs/Benefits Work Sheet more
  • Self-Audit of Waste and Reduction Opportunities more
  • EPA's WasteWise Assessment and Reduction Program more
  • South Carolina Smart Business Guide more
  • Construction Recycling more
  • Hospitality Industry Recycling more
  • Waste Stream Averages for Commercial Sector more
  • Download free, standardized recycling signs to label your recycling collection containers coming soon
  • Resources for Businesses That Create Recycled Products more
  • Green Zia Environmental Excellence Program more
  • Calculate your Reduction in Greenhouse Gases more
  • Calculate your Office's Carbon Footprint more
  • Electronics and Computer Recycling more
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulb Recycling more
  • Buy Recycled more
  • Event Recycling more

Getting Started with a Waste Audit and Recycling Plan
There is an entity in New Mexico that can provide free assistance to businesses in evaluating their waste stream and energy usage, and provide a plan to reduce both. WERC, a program of NM State University, provides consultations: Chris Campbell, 505-8434251,
























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