Our Facility

LANDFILL DELAYED OPENING OCT. 5: Please note that the Sandoval County Landfill will open at 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. 

The Sandoval County Landfill and Composting Facility is located at 2708 Iris Rd NE, Rio Rancho, NM. Our hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. We are closed on Sundays and on most holidays.

Cash only, no Credit Cards, Debit Cards or Personal Checks, Business checks are OK.

Loads larger than a standard pickup truck, must be in the gate before 3:30 pm or you will need to bring it back the next working day, this includes all trailers, no exceptions, due to time restraints of our normal operating hours.

***Please note that for safety, the County may suspend landfill operations during high winds, rain or snow.

Landfill Items

**Click Here: Learn more about proper fireworks disposal guidelines

Materials ACCEPTED at the landfill:

  • Residential waste
  • Residential recycling items (Service will begin once the Amended Operations Plan has been approved by the Solid Waste Bureau for County residents who reside outside the City of Rio Rancho)
  • Residential Household Hazardous Waste for a $15 fee  (Service will begin once the Amended Operations Plan has been approved by the Solid Waste Bureau for County residents who reside outside the City of Rio Rancho)
    • Residential grade items to include: aerosol spray cans, televisions ($20 fee applies), pesticides, anti-freeze, fuels, paints, car batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, pool chemicals, cleaners, solvents, computers, oil/oil filters.
  • Construction & Demolition waste (no asbestos, must provide copy of document of inspection if building was built prior to 1980).

Materials NOT ACCEPTED at the landfill:

-Household Hazardous Waste:

  • Bio Medical Waste – No Sharps – Ammunition – Flares
  • Fire Works – Propane Tanks – Burn Barrels or Ashes
  • Barbecue Charcoal – Dead Animals

-Commercial Hazardous Waste, which typically includes the following commercial grade items:

  • Aerosol spray cans – Electronic Devices – Pesticides- Antifreeze- Fuels
  • Paints- Car Batteries- Florescent light Bulbs – Pool Chemicals – Cleaners
  • Mercury Containing Items – Solvents – Computers – Oil and Oil Filters
  • Bio Medical Waste (Sharps) – Ammunition – Fire Arms – Flares
  • Fire Works – Propane Tanks – Burning Trash – Burn Barrels or Ashes
  • Barbecue Charcoal – Dead Animals – Televisions

-Industrial Hazardous Waste or Industrial Solid Waste, which typically includes the following industrial grade items:

  • Aerosol spray cans – Electronic Devices – Pesticides- Antifreeze- Fuels
  • Paints- Car Batteries- Florescent light Bulbs – Pool Chemicals – Cleaners
  • Mercury Containing Items – Solvents – Computers – Oil and Oil Filters
  • Bio Medical Waste (Sharps) – Ammunition – Fire Arms – Flares
  • Fire Works – Propane Tanks – Burning Trash – Burn Barrels or Ashes
  • Barbecue Charcoal – Dead Animals – Televisions

-Metal Frame Demolition With Concrete

-Concrete larger than 3 feet

-Vehicle bodies and trailers to include the following:
Passenger vehicles, boats, trailers, camping trailers, overhead campers, mobile homes, motorcycles, engine blocks, riding lawnmowers and riding wheelchairs

Landfill Fee Schedule

Rates or Tipping Fees:
Cash only, no Credit Cards, Debit Cards or Personal Checks, Business checks are OK.

View a PDF Version of our Landfill Fee Schedule

Residential Fees

County Residents 

  • Per Bag: $0.50 each; Maximum 4 bags
  • Truck Bed Level 4x8x2: $4.75
  • Truck Bed Level 4x8x4: $9.50
  • Truck Trailer/Ton: $28.00
  • Tires: $2.50/tire
  • Appliances: $7.00
  • Green waste/Pickup: $3.25
  • Recycling Items: FREE
  • Household Hazardous Waste: $15 and also $20 for televisions

Non-County Residents

  • Per Bag: $0.75; Maximum 4 bags
  • Truck Bed Level 4x8x2: $5.75
  • Truck Bed Level 4x8x4: $11.25
  • Truck Trailer/Ton: $29.00
  • Tires: $2.75 /tire
  • Appliances: $8.00
  • Green waste: $3.75

Commercial Fees

County 

  • Loose/Ton: $28.00
  • Compact/Ton: $29.00
  • Concrete/Ton: $30.00
  • Stumps/Ton: $38.00
  • Clean Fill/Ton: $11.25
  • Green waste/Ton: $18.00

Non-County

  • Loose/Ton: $29.00
  • Compact/Ton: $30.00
  • Concrete/Ton: $31.00
  • Stumps/Ton: $39.00
  • Clean Fill/Ton: $12.25
  • Green waste: $19.00

Compost and Mulch (wood chips) for sale
WHEN AVAILABLE, call first as it sells out fast

Residential Fees
County Residents

  • Compost Truck Load: $12.00
  • Mulch Truck: $7.00

Non-County Residents

  • Compost Truck Load: $13.00
  • Mulch Truck Load: $8.00

Commercial Fees
County 

  • Compost/Ton: $16.25
  • Mulch/Ton: $8.50

Non-County 

  • Compost/Ton: $17.25
  • Mulch/Ton: $9.50

All loads must be tarped, an additional no tarp fee will be added: $5 residential, $20 Commercial.

Recycling Information

Transfer Stations

Cuba – Collection or convenience station is located at 51 Southern All Around Road, Cuba, New Mexico

Hours of operation are Wednesday and Saturdays only from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., pick-up size loads only, no trailer or commercial loads. Trailer loads must go to the County landfill.

All loads must be tarped, an additional no tarp fee will be added: $5 residential, no commercial loads accepted.

Canon – Collection or convenience station is located at 118 Hwy 4, Canon, NM

Hours of operation are Wednesday and Saturdays only from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., pick-up size loads only, no trailer or commercial loads. Trailer loads must go to the County landfill.

All loads must be tarped, an additional no tarp fee will be added: $5 residential, no commercial loads accepted.

Pena Blanca – Collection or convenience station is located at22 Camino de Comunida, Pena Blanca, NM

Hours of operation are Wednesday and Saturdays only from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., pick-up size loads only, no trailer or commercial loads. Trailer loads must go to the County landfill.

All loads must be tarped, an additional no tarp fee will be added: $5 residential, no commercial loads accepted.