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The Rio Rancho Landfill provides disposal services the Rio Rancho community. The facility is operated by Waste Management and meets or exceeds all New Mexico Environmental Department, Solid Waste Division, and environmental standards. The Landfill is located at 1132 33rd Street NE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

The landfill was established in 1985 to meet the community's waste disposal needs and Waste Management purchased the site in 1988. Throughout operation of Rio Rancho Landfill, Waste Management has demonstrated its commitment and ability to exceed the environmental and operational requirements of the New Mexico Environment Department.


In 1990, Waste Management successfully applied for a solid waste permit that specified environmental safeguards including a clay liner, lfeachate collection systems, groundwater monitoring wells, and a gas monitoring system.

In 1993, Waste Management voluntarily submitted and obtained a permit modification to enhance environmental protections beyond the requirements of the New Mexico Environment Department. This included a state-of-the-art liner system and a final cover. It became one of the first landfills in New Mexico to use this system and meet United States Environmental Protection Agency requirements.

In 2008, Waste Management applied for and was granted a permit renewal for duration of ten years. Under this permit, Waste Management continues operations that meet and exceed all requirements for environmental protection. Rio Rancho Landfill accepts cardboard for recycling at no cost to the customer and is available during the same hours of operation as the landfill.

Waste Management has been proactive in minimizing the impact of the landfill on the surrounding community. This includes a litter reduction program on site and in buffer areas. Careful attention has been paid to truck routing and operating hours to minimize the affect operations on surrounding homeowners.

Rio Rancho Landfill 

1132 33rd Street, in Rio Rancho (33rd and Northern)
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124

(505) 892-2055
(505) 433-6052 (Scale house)


  • Monday - Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday - 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Rio Rancho Landfill will be closed on the following holidays:
New Years
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Rio Rancho Landfill Offers the following nonhazardous waste disposal services:

  • Auto Shredder Fluff
  • Biosolids
  • Bioremediation
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Drum Management-Solids
  • Industrial & Special Waste
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste

Permit & Closure Summary