Recycling

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Recycling

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to "conventional" waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. It can also prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reducing energy use, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling).

So, What Does Keep Alamogordo Beautiful (KAB) have to do with Recycling?

I'm glad you asked! KAB works to educate the community about the importance of recycling and to collect and recycle recyclable materials.

If you live in Alamogordo, you can help KAB's recycling program by recycling your recyclable materials.

Here are some of the benefits of recycling:

Recycling is a simple way to make a difference in the environment. By recycling, you can help to make Alamogordo a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful place to live.

What Can I do to Help? I want to Recycle!

Here are some ways you can help Keep Alamogordo Beautiful with our recycling mission:

By recycling your recyclable materials, volunteering your time, donating to Keep Alamogordo Beautiful, and spreading the word about recycling, you can help to make Alamogordo a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful place to live.

Recycling Locations in Alamogordo and the Surrounding Areas:

(Have a business that collects recycling that's not on the list? Contact KAB, and we'll add it!)

Alamogordo Convenience Center

224 Lavelle Rd, Alamogordo, NM 88310

575-439-4109

https://www.ci.alamogordo.nm.us/866/Convenience-Center-Transfer-Station

A1 Recycling

7134 US-54, Alamogordo, NM 88310

224 Angelina Blvd, Chaparral, NM 88081

915-525-8146

Accepted Material: Aluminum, Cans, Brass, Stainless, Copper, Metal

They also purchase junk cars

Otero County Solid Waste Department

MAIN LOCATION:

33 Gravelpit Rd, La Luz, NM 88337

575-973-1735


Chapparral Convenience Center:

21 McGregor Range Road

Chapparal, NM 88021

575-973-2175

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Plastic Number 1 and Number 2, Tin Cans, Aluminum Cans


City Yard - Southwest corner of parking lot

2600 North Florida

Alamogordo, NM 88310

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper. Plastic Number 1 and Number 2, Aluminum Cans


Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center - Southeast corner of parking lot

800 East First Street

Alamogordo, NM 88310

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Plastic Number 1 and Number 2, Aluminum cans


Cloudcroft Convenience Center

230 Mescalero Avenue

Cloudcroft, NM 88317

575-973-1101

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Plastic Number 1 and Number 2, Tin Cans, Aluminum Cans, Scrap Metal (230 Mescalero Avenue)


La Luz Convenience Site

33 Gravel Pit Road

La Luz , NM 88337

575-973-1735

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Plastic Number 1 and Number 2, Tin Cans, Aluminum Cans, Auto & Motorcycle Batteries, Used Motor Oil, Scrap Metal, Brush


La Velle Convenience Site

224 La Velle Road

Alamogordo, NM 88310

575-973-1735

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, plastic Number 1 and Number 2, Tin Cans, Aluminum Cans, Scrap Metal


Legacy Christian Academy

3001 Thunder Road

Alamogordo, NM 88310

Accepted material: Cardboard


National Guard Armory

1600 South Florida Avenue

Alamogordo, NM 88310

South Side Containers:

Accepted material: Aluminum, Tin, Mixed Paper, PET 1 Plastics and HDPE Plastics

North Side Containers:

Accepted material: Cardboard


Tularosa Recycling Center

606 Central Avenue

Tularosa, NM 88352

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Plastic Number 1 and Number 2, Tin Cans, Aluminum Cans


Wal-Mart Shopping Center - North end of parking lot by Margo's

230 South New York Avenue

Alamogordo, NM 88310

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Plastic Number 1 and Number 2, tin cans, Aluminum Cans


Weed Collection Center (Fire Station)

32 Agua Chiquita Road

Weed, NM 88354

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Plastic Number 1 and Number 2, Tin Cans, Aluminum Cans


White Sands Mall - North end of parking lot by Harbor Freight

3199 North White Sands Boulevard

Alamogordo, NM 88310

Accepted material: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Plastic Number 1 and Number 2, Tin Cans, Aluminum Cans

Staples

801 South White Sands Boulevard, Alamogordo, NM 88310

575-443-8890

https://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/sustainability-center/recycling-services/

Accepted Materials: 

Cell Phone Accessories - This site accepts chargers and other cell phone accessories free of charge.

Cell Phones - This site accepts all cell phones free of charge.

Computer Peripherals - External - This site accepts keyboards, mice, modems, routers, computer speakers, and other computer peripherals at no charge.

CRT Computer Monitors - This site accepts all CRT monitors free of charge.

Desktop Computers - This site accepts all desktop computer brands for free recycling.

Digital Cameras - This site accepts digital cameras for free recycling.

GPS Systems - This site accepts GPS devices free of charge.

Inkjet Cartridges - Please bring cartridges to any register. Recycle any brand of ink or toner cartridge, up to 10 per calendar month per customer, and receive $2 back in Staples Rewards per cartridge. Please visit www.StaplesRewards.com for full program details.

Laptop Computers - This site accepts all laptops and netbooks for recycling at no charge.

LCD Computer Monitors - This site accepts all LCD monitors for recycling at no charge.

Lead-acid Batteries - Non-automotive - This site accepts rechargeable batteries weighing less than 12 pounds.

Lithium-ion Batteries - This site accepts rechargeable batteries weighing less than 12 pounds.

MP3 Players - This site accepts all MP3 player brands for recycling at no charge.

Nickel-cadmium Batteries - This site accepts rechargeable batteries weighing less than 12 pounds.

Nickel-metal Hydride Batteries - This site accepts rechargeable batteries weighing less than 12 pounds.

Nickel-zinc Batteries - This site accepts rechargeable batteries weighing less than 12 pounds.

Office Machines - This site accepts copiers, fax machines and all-in-ones for recycling at no charge.

Paper Shredders - This site accepts shredders for free recycling.

Printers - This site accepts all printers for free recycling.

Tablets - This site accepts tablets for free recycling.

Toner Cartridges - Please bring cartridges to any register. Recycle any brand of ink or toner cartridge, up to 10 per calendar month per customer, and receive $2 back in Staples Rewards per cartridge. Please visit www.StaplesRewards.com for full program details.

Resources for Recycling

Below are some resources Keep Alamogordo Beautiful has found for recycling.

(Find something interesting you would like KAB to add to this list? Email KAB here!)

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