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PO Box 610
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Phone: 575-377-6967
Fax: 575-377-0557


Recycling and Reuse in Angel Fire

YES, Angel Fire Recycles! The Village of Angel Fire is very proud to be a hub city for recycling in the state of New Mexico. You too can be a part of our green effort. Why recycle? For all the following simple reasons:

  • Saves Energy
  • Saves Natural Resources
  • Adds Value to Our Economy
  • Saves Our Environment for Future Generations


Where You Can Recycle

Angel Fire Recycle Park is located at 27 Halo Pines Terrace. Here you can leave your cardboard, paper, plastic and glass for recycling and also drop your household trash.


Full service recycling is handled at the Angel Fire Collection Center, 55 Camino Grande, found east of Highway 434 near the Moreno Valley High School. The Center accepts all recycle items listed below. 


When You Can Recycle

  • Angel Fire Recycle Park is open 24 hours a day / 7days a week.
  • The Angel Fire Collection Center is open Monday through Friday 8 to 5, and Saturday 8 to noon. You can call 575.377.6967.


What You Can Recycle

Angel Fire does significant recycling of aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and corrugated cardboard. Aluminum and cardboard are the principle products that can provide a return to the Village. Additionally, at the Recycle Collection Center the Village recycles:

  • antifreeze and motor oil,
  • cell phones,
  • cooking oil,
  • compact florescent light bulbs,
  • copper wire and tubing,
  • inkjet cartridges,
  • lead acid and rechargeable batteries,
  • mercury switches and thermometers,
  • paint if usable,
  • scrap metal,
  • brush slash and pine needles (free for Angel Fire property owners),
  • tires (for a modest fee).

 The Center also accepts reusable clothing and household items (no large items please).

 Plastic bottles must be Number 1 and 2 plastic.

 Please remove caps. No tubs or clamshell plastics please.

Examples of scrap metal that the Village can accept are major appliances, water heaters, wiring, metal roofing material, and metal siding.

Currently all items except cooking oil are transported to commercial recycling/processing centers for sale, and funds are returned to the Village.

Cooking oil is being collected for the Village Biodiesel Pilot, the first in northern New Mexico. The fuel that is produced will be used by Village maintenance equipment.

Wood chips made from slash are available to Village residents free of charge.

There is a minor fee for slash generated from new construction or from outside the Village limits.

The Village charges $2 per car tire, $4 per truck tire, and $8 per large equipment tire.


What You Can’t Recycle in Angel Fire (And Where Else You Might Try)

Taos Recycling Center

201 Bertha



Taos will recycle steel cans. The Village does not currently handle steel cans because of space limitations and because of the market (net costs to the Village).

Glass and paper can be recycled in Taos. Taos accepts two grades of paper – office paper with black ink only, and undifferentiated paper (e.g., newspaper). Glass does not have to be sorted by color.

Taos recycles electronic waste through a once-a-year collection event in the spring. Call for information.

The Village can’t recycle any plastics except #1 and #2, and can’t recycle any plastic that is not a bottle, due to the available market.

Albuquerque provides plastics recycling for clamshells, packaging, etc. Please see the internet for phone numbers and maps.

The Village currently cannot handle materials that would go into compost (e.g. grass clippings and other organics), but has plans for a composting pilot project within the next two years.


How You Can Dispose of Household Waste

Most trash, waste, and items that can’t be recycled can be taken to the Collection Center, to be trucked to the Wagon Mound landfill. Call 575.377.6967 for further information.

 Normal household trash can be taken to dumpsters located at the Recycle Park at 3384 Mountain View Blvd. No construction materials, liquids, appliances, furniture or industrial waste please.


A Few Good Reasons Why We Should Recycle

  • Recycling 1 aluminum can = equivalent savings of 3 hours of power for a TV.
  • Recycling 5 plastic bottles = 1 square foot of carpet.
  • Recycling creates 5 times as many jobs as landfilling.
  • Recycling all steel currently thrown away would provide enough steel for all new cars made in America.
  • Recycling motor oil preserves clean ground water. One quart of oil can pollute over 250,000 gallons of ground water.


Who you can contact for more information

 Scott Gibson, Solid Waste Supervisor



You Can Make a Difference!