Solid Waste Permit Information

Disposal of trash at convenience centers requires a punch or punches from a solid waste punch card or a bag tag. Loads up to 5 cubic yards require one punch on the permit. Loads between 5 and 10 cubic yards: 2 punches. 10-15 cubic yards: 3 punches. Bag tags are valid for any conventional garbage bag. Loads larger than 15 cubic yards are not accepted.

Solid waste permits and bag tags may be purchased at these locations in person only. Mail-in applications can be done through the Treasurer's office:

 

You can also download a permit application and mail it to the County Treasurer's Office with a check. DO NOT MAIL PERMIT APPLICATIONS TO ANY OTHER OFFICE.

Santa Fe County Treasurer’s Office
102 Grant Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Please note the following:

  • Mailed applications can only be accepted at the County Treasurer's Office.
  • Only money orders or checks accepted at Public Works Complex or Satellite Offices. Cash and credit cards are not accepted.
  • Cash is accepted ONLY at the Treasurer’s Office. Money orders and checks are also accepted there.
  • Credit cards are not accepted at any location.
  • Residents are required to sign an agreement that the permit is for personal use and cannot be used by another person or entity.
  • Lost, stolen, or destroyed permits and bag tags will not be replaced by the County.
  • Permits do not expire.

Solid Waste Permit Options / Fees

Six and 12 punch permits may only be purchased by residents of Santa Fe County that live outside an incorporated city. Patrons that reside within incorporated areas may only purchase the 1 trip permit. Bag tags are valid for any conventional garbage bag.

Permit Type 2017 2018 2019
12 Trip Punch Permit $85 $110 $140
6 Trip Punch Permit $55 $70 $95
1 Trip Permit $17 $18 $19
5 Bag Tags $8 $9 $10

Low Income, Senior or Veteran Discounts

Low Income Discount - Residents with an adjusted gross income less than $24,000 on their most recent federal income tax return shall be entitled to a $5 reduced fee for the 6 Trip Punch Permit and a $10 reduced fee for the 12 Trip Punch Permit.

For residents who may qualify for both the senior and the low-income credit, only the higher credit of $10 will be applied.

Low Income, Senior Citizen, or Veteran Discount - Residents shall be entitled to a $5 reduced fee for the 6 Trip Punch Permit and a $10 reduced fee for the 12 Trip Punch Permit if:

  • They have an adjusted gross income less than $24,000 on their most recent federal income tax return
  • They are 65 years of age or older
  • They are veterans, as verified by the United States Department of Defense DD form 214 of release or discharge from active duty with an honorable discharge or of service-disabled veteran status by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In no event shall a resident be eligible for more than one reduced fee. For example, a resident who qualified for both the Senior and Veteran discount and wanted to purchase a 6 Trip Punch Permit would be entitled to only a single $5 reduced fee.

Permit Punch Information

Permits will be punched according to the following Schedule for Solid Waste Loads.
Up to four tires will be one punch and one 1 trip permit. Up to eight tires requires an additional (limit 8 tires/month).