Placitas Recycling Center


One-half mile east of Interstate 25, off exit 242 along the north side of State Highway 165.

Hours of Operation:

Every Saturday, 8 AM to 11 AM


The collection center will be closed on the Saturdays before Easter, Labor Day, and Christmas, and the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The center will also close if there is inclement weather such as snow, excessive rainfall, or high winds.

Contact Us

Links to other recycling sites:

The National Recycling Coalition

The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide

Click here for recycling information for electronics and computer-related items.

Thanks to our friends at
The Sandoval Signpost
for running Placitas Recycling Center news. Please read the Signpost at

Our Mission

is to provide a local recycling center that provides everyone with a place to recycle marketable resources.

Our History

Thanks to the personal efforts of Jimi Gadzia, our recycling center started in 1991 and has now grown to serve a large community of recyclers of all ages. While many of our supporters come from Placitas, others come from Bernalillo, El Llanito, Santa Ana Pueblo, Algodones and Rio Rancho. We want to thank everyone for making this effort an ongoing success!


We always can use volunteers and board members. If you are interested, please call or e-mail our volunteer coordinator Jen Doolittle at 505-508-6983 or

Board Meetings

The Placitas Recycling Association Board of Directors meets quarterly on the last Wednesday in January, April, July, and October. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Specific dates, times, and location will be published in the Sandoval Signpost Community Calendar.

We have greatly expanded our list of recyclable items. Click here to see the list of what we can and cannot accept.

You can help the Placitas Recycling Center raise money to improve its services. To find out how, go to and type in “Placitas Recycling Association” where it reads WHO DO YOU GOODSEARCH FOR?
Or, when you make a purchase online, go to and choose "Placitas Recycling Association".


A community that cares to leave less behind