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! Click here for more information.


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.

Conference & Trainings

The NM Recycling & Solid Waste Conference takes place September 19-20 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. Click HERE to learn more, register as an attendee, exhibitor or sponsor, and submit an abstract 

NMRC offers 8 CEUs via online training that can be applied towards this state recertification. Click here to learn more! The 2023 Recycling Facility Operators Course will take place June 13-15 in Truth or Consequences & the Compost Facility Operators Course will take place May 16-18 in Santa Fe. Learn more here.


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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