Are you doing some fall cleaning this weekend? Here are free places to dispose of trash

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times
Lee Acres is one of the county's transfer stations where people can drop off trash during Fall Dumpster Day.

FARMINGTON — As the fall weather chills the morning air, county and city officials are assisting residents with fall cleaning by offering free disposal options this weekend.

San Juan County, Farmington and Aztec residents all have options to dispose of unwanted items.

San Juan County

San Juan County is hosting Fall Dumpster Day on Oct. 19. Normal loads will be accepted free of charge at the county landfill or transfer stations during the regular hours on Oct. 19. This is only available to county residents, and people should bring proof of residency. More information is available at


The non-profit organization Farmington Clean and Beautiful is hosting its annual Fall Dumpster Weekend from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 at Berg Park. The event will be at the Berg Park entrance off of San Juan Boulevard near the intersection with Scott Avenue. This is available only for people who live in the City of Farmington and proof of residency is required.

The nonprofit will accept yard trimmings and waste, scrap metal, non-hazardous trash, cardboard, dried paint, up to two refrigerators or freezers and up to eight tires per person. It cannot accept electronics, Russian olives or plants from the genus Pyracantha, cement or bricks, hazardous waste or commercial loads.

For more information, call 505-599-1426.


Community clean up week in Aztec is Oct. 19 through Oct. 28. Household trash, appliances without refrigerant, green waste and bulky items like furniture and mattresses can be dropped off at either the convenience center at 303 S. Ash St. or at Riverside Park, 500 S. Light Plant Road.

Aztec residents can also dispose of electronic waste on Oct. 19 for free at the convenience center on Ash Street. Electronic waste includes televisions, computers, monitors and similar electronic equipment. People must bring a current Aztec utility bill as proof of residency.

Aztec residents can also have yard waste picked up from Nov. 11 to Nov. 15, including grass clippings, leaves, tree branches and brush. The items must be cut, bundled and tied and cannot weigh more than 50 pounds or be longer than four feet. Dirt, stone, concrete, limbs larger than three inches in diameter and rocks will not be accepted. There is a $30 fee per pickup and a 10-bag limit. Residents must call Waste Management at 505-327-6284 by Nov. 8 to schedule the curbside pickup.

More information about Aztec clean up events can be found at

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at

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