County Environmental Services: Recycle Right


There are many actions each of us can take to reduce our environmental impact and support a clean community. One of the easiest actions to take every day is to recycle.

Did you know, Los Alamos residents recycle approximately 23 percent of all household trash; unfortunately, the contamination rate is a whopping 17 percent. That’s why Environmental Services invites residents to visit their booth and sharpen their recycle skills at the following events in June:

  • June 9 at Chamber Fest 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
    • At 11 a.m., Business and Education Recycler of the Year winners announced;
  • June 13 at Movie in the Park: Despicable Me 3 at 7 p.m. at Urban Park; and
  • June 14 at 8 a.m. at Farmer’s Market.

Residents can stop by to register for the new Yard Trimming roll cart, learn about Zero Waste and play the recycle game to learn the “do’s and don’ts” of recycling and win a zero waste prize.

It’s easy to recycle at home, at work, at school, and on the go. Environmental Services kindly asks the community to join in the efforts to make Los Alamos environmentally and economically healthier by recycling more and recycling right.

As Los Alamos County continues to expand recycle opportunities, residents will be seeing the new brown Yard Trimmings roll carts. The new program begins July 2018 and more than 2,100 residents have already signed up to receive the new carts.

For more information regarding what to recycle, visit

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