Free Christmas Tree Recycling

January 2, 2013 by  
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Yeah, it’s sad, but the Christmas trees have to come down some time, and now what do you do with them?

If you haven’t heard about this Free Christmas Tree Recycling service from the City of Albuquerque and Public Service Company of New Mexico, you’ve got until January 6 to dispose of your tree for free, and recycle to save landfill space. That’s an earlier date than in previous years, but hey, that’s the deal.

The Christmas Treecycling – ha ha! – is available through Sunday January 6, 2013. Drop your tree off between 8 am and 5 pm, at the locations below. Note that this is only for residential customers – if you’re an Albuquerque business you’ve gotta make other plans.

Each person can drop off up to five Christmas trees – Five? Do they think I live in a palace? But I guess you can team up with neighbors and one person drop off several trees – save gas and recycle trees to save landfill space.

Plus, as the Christmas trees are chipped at each location, you can also take away free tree chippings to use as mulch. Sweet!

Free Christmas Tree Recycling locations:

  • Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE
  • Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE
  • Ladera Golf Course, Coors and Ladera NW

Maps and phone numbers for each location are at the above link.

–Tania


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Free Christmas Tree Recycling

January 3, 2012 by  
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Yeah, it’s sad, but the Christmas trees have come down some time, and now what do you do with them?

If you haven’t heard about this Free Christmas Tree Recycling service from the City of Albuquerque and Public Service Company of New Mexico, you’ve got until January 8 to dispose of your tree for free, and recycle to save landfill space.

The Christmas Treecycling – ha ha! – is available through Sunday January 8, 2012. Drop your tree off between 8 am and 5 pm, at the locations below. Note that this is only for residential customers – if you’re an Albuquerque business you’ve gotta make other plans.  

Each person can drop off up to five Christmas trees – Five? Do they think I live in a palace? But I guess you can team up with neighbors and one person drop off several trees – save gas and recycle trees to save landfill space.

Plus, as the Christmas trees are chipped at each location, you can also take away free tree chippings to use as mulch. Sweet!

Free Christmas Tree Recycling locations:

  • Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE
  • Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE
  • Ladera Golf Course, Coors and Ladera NW

Maps and phone numbers for each location are at the City of Albuquerque link.

–Tania

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Free Electronic Recycling: September

September 24, 2011 by  
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Free electronic recycling, to get rid of old computers, phones, cameras, small tools, DVD players, and more. If you missed our post at the beginning of the month, here’s a reminder that you have until the end of September to recycle for free…

I’m sitting here surrounded by at least three old computer keyboards that no longer work but I don’t quite know what to DO with them. I’m pretty tough on my computer equipment, and by the time I’ve finished with it, it’s not in a fit state to sell or even give away.

So it’s good to hear that free electronic recycling is on offer during the entire month of September 2011. Drop off electronics for recycling at Eagle Rock Convenience Center and they’ll waive the usual fee of $5.25 per load. It’s a great way to save on recycling fees, and an excellent excuse to clear out the clutter in your home or office too.  

The free recycling is available every day for the general public, Monday through Sunday from 8 am – 5 pm.  Items they’ll accept for free recycling include:  Computer, printers, copiers, and scanners; stereos, VCR and DVD players;  phones and cell phones, fax machines, drills & small tools, and iPods.

They do NOT accept televisions, toasters, and various other appliances and batteries. So before you load the car up, check the full list of items acceptable for free electronic recycling.

If you’re a business or institution with old e-waste to unload, you can still get the free deal, but you have to make an appointment (call 311) to deliver it on Monday to Friday only.

The free recycling month is an initiative between the City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Department and Intel, KOAT Channel 7, and Natural Evolutions. So good on them, helping to keep Albuquerque green – and save everyone some greenbacks too!  

Eagle Rock Convenience Center is located at 6301 Eagle Rock NE.

–Tania

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Free Electronic Recycling: September

September 6, 2011 by  
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Free electronic recycling all month, to get rid of old computers, phones, cameras, small tools, DVD players…

I’m sitting here surrounded by at least three old computer keyboards that no longer work but I don’t quite know what to DO with them. I’m pretty tough on my computer equipment, and by the time I’ve finished with it, it’s not in a fit state to sell or even give away.

So it’s good to hear that free electronic recycling is on offer during the entire month of September 2011. Drop off electronics for recycling at Eagle Rock Convenience Center and they’ll waive the usual fee of $5.25 per load. It’s a great way to save on recycling fees, and an excellent excuse to clear out the clutter in your home or office too.  

The free recycling is available every day for the general public, Monday through Sunday from 8 am – 5 pm.  Items they’ll accept for free recycling include:  Computer, printers, copiers, and scanners; stereos, VCR and DVD players;  phones and cell phones, fax machines, drills & small tools, and iPods.

They do NOT accept televisions, toasters, and various other appliances and batteries. So before you load the car up, check the full list of items acceptable for free electronic recycling.

If you’re a business or institution with old e-waste to unload, you can still get the free deal, but you have to make an appointment (call 311) to deliver it on Monday to Friday only.

The free recycling month is an initiative between the City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Department and Intel, KOAT Channel 7, and Natural Evolutions. So good on them, helping to keep Albuquerque green – and save everyone some greenbacks too!  

Eagle Rock Convenience Center is located at 6301 Eagle Rock NE.

–Tania

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Earth Day Deals: Freebies & Events Now to April 24

April 20, 2011 by  
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These Earth Day deals and events actually take place on various days now through April 24, although the official Earth Day is on Friday April 22. I’m sure there’s more – let us know any Albuquerque Earth Day / weekend discounts, freebies, or deals and we’ll update here!

Free Electronic Recycling on Thursday April 21. Drop off electronics for recycling courtesy of BigByte.cc and Enchantment Recycling from 9 am – 3 pm at the Downtown parking lot on the corner of 1st Street and Central Avenue. Entrance is on 1st at Copper – look for the murals and Enchantment recyling truck.  Items they’ll accept for free recycling include:  Computer and monitors, printers, copiers, and scanners; stereos, VCR and DVD players;  cell phones, PDA’s and iPods, and batteries. (If you turn up with a TV, there will be a $10 fee to recycle TVs.)

UNM Sus­tain­abil­ity Expo on April 21 with the Lobo Grower’s Market, a bicycle auction, and music. From 10 am2 pm on Cor­nell Mall.

Thrift Town Earth Week Sale  now through April 22 gives 30- 50% discounts on different items every day.

Starbucks Free Coffee or Tea on Earth Day, Friday April 22, when you take your own travel mug to participating Starbucks.

Free trees at Lowe’s on April 23 and free Build and Grow Clinic for kids to make a birdhouse. See our earlier post for the deets.

Origins Free Cleanser on Friday April 22, when you trade in any brand of empty skincare product for recycling. (It can be full too, but methinks that’s not such a good deal.) Fill in the Free Origins Cleanser form and take it with the empty container. According to the Origins press release, the offer is good at stores and department store counters. You get a free full size product while stocks last: either Checks and Balances Frothy face wash or A Perfect World Antioxidant cleanser with White Tea. If you’re shopping online at origins.com, get a free cleanser with any $30 purchase on April 22.

Free Zoya Nail Polish through April 27, exchange your used non-Zoya nail polish for a new Zoya polish (free from formaldehydes etc). You pay $4 shipping & handling per free bottle, but as they usually cost $8+, that’s still a bargain. Minimum 6 bottles ordered/exchanged – you order your freebies first, then return your used polishes. See the Zoya Earth Day nail polish exchange for instructions and the coupon code.

Free Yoga Journal Get a free download of the Yoga Journal May digital issue, either read it in your computer or dowload to a mobile device. (Currently available, not sure for how long.)

Free National Park Week this week runs to through April 24. Admission is free to every park that usually charges entry fees. Our earlier Free National Parks Admission post gives the New Mexico parks.

Free The Wonder of Nature Chautauqua on April 23 with Ann Beyke performing as marine biologist Rachel  Carson, whose bestselling book Silent Spring contributed to the US ban on DDT. Free admission, 1:30 pm at the Open Space Visitor Center.

Anasazi Fields Winery Free Fruits of the Earth celebration on April 23-24 in Placitas. With live music, art exhibits, a wine tasting, and you’re welcome to take a picnic. Free admission, from noon to 6 pm.

ABQ BioPark Earth Day Celebration and Children’s Seed Festival on April 23 from 10 am – 2 pm.  The Children’s Seed Festival is at the Botanic Garden, plus story time in the Fantasy Garden, and sheep shearing, livestock demonstrations and wagon rides at the Heritage Farm. There are also activities and discovery stations at the Zoo, Aquarium, and Tingley Beach. See the ABQ BioPark Earth Day schedule for details. Activities are included with regular admission.

Thanks to Brittney at Salt Lake City on the Cheap for passing us the Zoya tip!

–Tania

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Free Christmas Tree Recycling

January 7, 2011 by  
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Yeah, it’s sad, but the Christmas trees have come down, and now what do you do with them?

If you haven’t heard about this Free Christmas Tree Recycling service from the City of Albuquerque and Public Service Company of New Mexico, you’ve got a couple more days to dispose of your tree for free, and recycle to save landfill space.

The Christmas Treecycling – ha ha! – is available through Sunday January 9, 2011. Drop your tree off between 8 am and 5 pm, at the locations below. Note that this is only for residential customers – if you’re an Albuquerque business you’ve gotta make other plans.

Each person can drop off up to five Christmas trees – Five? Do they think I live in a palace? But I guess you can team up with neighbors and one person drop off several trees – save gas as well as recyling trees to save landfill space.

Plus, as the Christmas trees are chipped at each location, you can also take away free tree chippings to use as mulch. Sweet!

Free Christmas Tree Recycling locations:

  • Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE
  • Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE
  • Ladera Golf Course, Coors and Ladera NW

–Tania

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Labor Day Sale at Thrift Town

September 1, 2009 by  
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If you’re into recycling — or mere cheapaliciousness — check out this fab two-day sale at Thrift Town!

Sunday, September 6 (2009), get 30% off EVERYTHING. Monday, September 7 (2009), get 50% off CLOTHING. What more can we say?

Note that both sales exclude gift cards and color-tag items, which are already discounted.

Thrift Town is open Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm and Monday 9:00am – 8:00pm. The store is centrally located at 3900 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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Get Rid of Old Computer Equipment for Better than Free

June 22, 2009 by  
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The last time we moved, the big question was: do you think anyone at the flea market will buy our 1994 NEC 386 computer? Um, no. Even if the raddest game ever — Scorched Earth — is installed on it.

If you’re facing a similar problem, we have a solution for you. Goodwill Industries in Albuquerque has entered into a partnership  with Dell, Inc. to recycle computers for FREE! In the past, unless you caught one of the city’s semi-annual electronic recycling events, you were out of luck, disposal-wise. (Though now the city has implemented a pilot program to accept electronic waste for recycling year-round at the Eagle Rock Convenience Center. However, it will cost you $3.60 per load.) Well, here’s a great computer recycling option!

Called “Reconnect,” the Goodwill-Dell program accepts pretty much everything computer-related, from CPUs and monitors to cables and cartridges. Goodwill gives the stuff to Dell, which recycles it. And then — here’s the best part! — all of the recycling proceeds are returned to Goodwill! Plus, you’re protecting the environment from the noxious chemicals the contaminate landfills when computers are dumped.

So, now you can feel good about finally letting go of that Apple Lisa that’s been collecting dust in the rafters of your garage since 1983. Actually, maybe you should brush off the cobwebs and sell it on eBay for a small fortune. Or, better yet, just call us. We’ll be happy to take it off your hands.

Five Goodwill locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho participate in the Reconnect partnership.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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