Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Rio Rancho and Sandoval County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste, by appointment only, on the dates below. To reserve a time, residents must contact the City of Rio Rancho at (505) 891-5015.

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at 2700 Iris Rd. NE; Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Hours of Operation:
During the month of November, the facility will operate on the first 3 Saturdays of the month: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. by appointment only.

The facility will be closed during the months of December 2016 – January 2017.

The facility will re-open and begin operating on the first and third Saturday of every month on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. by appointment only, and may be closed due to inclement weather.

Proof of residency required. Drop-off times are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Oil based paints/flammable paints
  • Latex paint
  • Aerosols
  • All types of batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Oil, gasoline and antifreeze
  • Pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides
  • Cleaners
  • Solvent
  • Mercury contained articles


  • Fire extinguishers
  • Radioactive waste
  • Propane cylinders / all types of cylinders
  • Commercial Waste
  • Ammunition and firearms
  • Biohazard waste (e.g., hypodermic needles)
  • Pharmaceuticals

*The facility reserves the right to refuse materials and/or redirect citizens to Advanced Chemical Transport’s facility in Albuquerque if the amount of household hazardous waste exceeds the facility’s storage capacity. The facility may be closed due to inclement weather.