Recycling FAQs

Did you know that New Mexicans divert more than 20% of their waste stream?

Lean interesting facts about the recycling industry. Read More


Where Can You Recycle?

Discover where you can recycle in your community and location collection services. Start Your Search


Register today for a variety of recycling and composting training opportunities that lead to professional development as well as state and national certification. Learn More

Tribal Waste Characterization Studies

The New Mexico Recycling Coalition received a competitive grant from the USDA's Rural Utilities Services to for 2022-2023 to help New Mexico's Pueblo's conduct waste audits/waste characterization studies to improve their diversion efforts and sustainable materials management! We are excited to kick off this project on October 1, 2022. Check back for more information soon.


NMRC has developed a variety of reports, guides and best practice documents that are helpful for communities and businesses to enhance their diversion programs. Read More 

NMRC is happy to host the NM's Taking Action on Plastic Waste campaign.  See the short documentary by Greg Polk, "New Mexicans Taking Action on Plastic Waste" and learn more HERE.

Webinars & Trainings

Certified recycling and compost operators may take online trainings to earn their required 24 continuing education units for recertification. NMRC now offers 8 CEUs via online training that can be applied towards this recertification. Click here to learn more! The 2022 recycling facility operator course will take place on October 18-20 in Ruidoso and the compost facility operator course will take place in Santa Fe on Nov 15-17, 2022.  To register for the recycling course, click HERE.  Invitations for the compost course will be sent out via the waiting list for that course in October.

Since 1991, the New Mexico Recycling Coalition has served as a resource to provide recycling information to professionals in the field, as well as to the general public. Our mission is to lead New Mexico to value waste as a resource. We serve as recycling advocates partnering with a diverse group of stakeholders, communities, businesses, and grassroots activists to help build sustainable and efficient recycling programs.

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