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

COVID-19 Response

The New Mexico Recycling Coalition sends wishes for health and safety to everyone during this surreal and uncertain time.  We are all safely working from home.  The New Mexico Health Department's March 23, 2020 Public Health Order that closed all non-essential businesses and nonprofits listed, "solid waste collection & removal, trash & recycling collection, processing and disposal," as essential services.  Thank you to all of our operators and managers for keeping MSW and recycling going during this crisis!


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


All 2020 Recycling & Compost Facility Operator Certification Courses have been postponed because of COVID-19.  However, certified recycling and compost operators may take online versions of the courses to earn their required 24 continuing education units for recertification.  NMRC is working to transfer their in-person classes to online versions. Click here to learn more!

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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