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Farmers Market

The city accepts most trash through its curbside solid waste service and convenience center south of the city.

We have certain specifications on what can be collected curbside and what must be taken to the city's convenience center and recycling center. All regulations can be found in Ordinance 2017-14 in City of Belen Muncipal Code Chaper 8.01.

While our service is for city residents and businesses, as an extra means of maintaining the beauty of Valencia County, the city also makes the convenience center, where trash can be hauled and dumped, available to all Valencia County residents.

2017-2018 Utility Rates and Charges

Belen Recycling Center

The recycling center is located at the corner of Main Street and Impala Drive.


  • Open Saturdays, 8:00am to 11:30am
  • Open Wednesdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Closed on official holidays

The recycling center is operated by AC Disposal Service Inc.


Special Trash Pickups Available

Citizens of Belen are allowed two FREE large item pickups per year. Contact Belen City Hall at (505) 966-2730 to schedule a pickup time. If more pickups are needed or if the load is considered a bulky item pickup, contact AC Disposal Service Inc. for additional services at (505) 864-1010.

Special trash pickups are made by AC Disposal Service Inc.


Additional Polycarts

First Polycart

  • Residential Inside City​ - $26.18
  • Commercial Inside City - $33.19

Additional Polycarts

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

For residential and commercial dumpsters, please contact Belen City Hall or AC Disposal Service Inc.

Belen Convenience Center

The convenience center is located at 135 Calle de Baca in Puebitos, which south of Belen on Highway 116.


  • Open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00am to 4:00 pm
  • Closed on official holidays
  • Closed when high winds are present or significant rain has fallen

Convenience Center Passes

You must purchase a pass to access the convenience center. It is recommended to do this in advance. Passes may be purchased at the AC Disposal Office, 501 Bernard Avenue in Belen. The passes may be purchased Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 3:00pm.

The convenience center is operated by AC Disposal Service Inc.

Items not accepted:

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