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Solid Waste is the disposal of all household trash, rubbish and other debris. The City accepts most trash but does have certain specifications on what can be collected curbside and what must be taken to the City's Convenience Center/Recycle Center. All specifications and rules can be found in Ordinance 2017-14 located within our Belen Municipal Code Chapter 8.08.

Much of the solid waste can be recycled, but not all of it. The City contracts with AC Disposal Service Inc. for its municipal waste removal.  As an extra means of maintaining the beauty of Valencia County, the City also provides a Convenience Center for all Valencia County residents. A Recycle Center is setup north of Belen for the convenience of all Valencia County residents.

2017-2018 Utility Rates and Charges


Tommy Flores, Community Maintenance Director
Email Tommy 


Monday - Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Recycle Center

The Recycling Center hours:

  • Saturday's Open at 8:00 am until 11:30 am
  • Wednesday's Open at 8:30 am until 4:30 pm (Open During the Lunch Hour)

Trash Hauling Available

Residents of Belen are allowed two free large item pick-ups per year, please contact City Hall at 505-966-2730 to schedule a pickup time.  If more pick-ups are needed or if the load is considered a bulky item pick-up, please contact AC Disposal for this service at 505-864-1010.

Garbage Rates

First Polycart

  • Residential Inside City​ - $26.18
  • Commercial Inside City - $33.19
  • Commercial Dumpsters - Call for Information

Additional Polycart

  • Residential Inside City​ - $8.81
  • Commercial Inside City - $33.19

Convenience Center

135 Calle de Baca, Puebitos
(South of Belen on Hwy 116. Look for the signs.)


  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Closed on Holidays and when High Winds are present.

Items we do not accept:

  • Asbestos
  • Concrete
  • Oil in quantities of 5 gal. or more.
  • Asphalt
  • Large tires
  • Shingles
  • Tree trunks
  • Demo/Const. debris

Convenience Center Passes

Passes may be purchased at the AC Disposal Office located at 501 Bernard Ave, Belen, NM. 87002

(Monday thru Friday 8am to 3pm)

For more information please visit AC Disposal's WEBSITE