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Roswell Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Roswell trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Roswell is in New Mexico with Las Vegas, NM to the north, Albuquerque to the northwest, Lubbock to the east, Las Cruces and Alamogordo to the southwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Roswell Trash Collection Calendar 2024

Collections are twice weekly based on which half of the City you live in:

  • Monday and Thursday: Residential properties South of Alameda Street, including the RIAC
  • Tuesday and Friday: Residential properties North of Alameda Street

Trash Pick Up Holidays

The Roswell Municipal Landfill will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The day after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day 
Collection Routes
  • The Sanitation Department collects trash on the day after Thanksgiving.
  • Please check back for holiday announcements and more details regarding residential collections on any of the other observed holidays. You can also receive collection route updates via the City of Roswell Facebook page.

Roswell Trash Collection Map

Roswell Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Residents are asked to call the department at 575-624-6746 to request a grapple truck come to pick up trash that is too large for standard trash bins.

If an employee is not available to answer a call, the caller should leave their name, phone number, and specific address behind which the bulk trash is to be picked up. Residents who call with this information will be placed on a list and grapple trucks will reference the list to conduct trash collection on Wednesdays and Saturdays as staffing and time permits.

Collection at a specific address may not necessarily be done the same week a resident calls with a request. The Solid Waste Department appreciates residents’ patience as employees work their way through the list of collection requests.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Bagged brush, preferably cut and placed in biodegradable paper yard bags
  • Bagged leaves only, preferably placed in biodegradable paper yard bags
  • Fence Panels not larger than 4 feet by 6 feet
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Limbs and branches cut and bundled in 3-4 foot lengths
  • Refrigerators/freezers (must be tagged certifying removal of refrigerants and have the door removed)
  • Toys
  • Washing Machines and Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • Yard Tools

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

These items should not be placed in alleys. They must be taken to the Municipal Landfill

  • Clean commercial construction debris
  • Electronic wastes (TVs, computers, printers, phones, etc.)
  • Household hazardous waste (paint, motor oil, pool chemicals, etc.)
  • Remodeling debris, including siding and roofing shingles
  • Room-size carpets
  • Tires, batteries, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Roswell and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

You can verify your exact day by calling Solid Waste Department at (575) 624-6746.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Roswell?

Residents may call 575-624-6746 to schedule a pickup for bulky items.

What day is trash pickup?

Collections are twice weekly based on which half of the City you live in:

  • Monday and Thursday: Residential properties South of Alameda Street, including the RIAC
  • Tuesday and Friday: Residential properties North of Alameda Street

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 5 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Roswell Public Works Department?

Physical Address 
3006 W Brasher Rd
Roswell, NM 88203

Phone: : (575) 624-6746

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