Materials that are extremely dangerous either to our employees or to the environment are not accepted at Roswell Recycling Center. Hazardous waste, substances, materials or scrap contaminated by unknown waste are not accepted either. Since you are like us and want the best for the area where we all live, we appreciate your respect for our policies.

Roswell Recycling Center does not buy stolen goods.



  • Wood
  • Oil
  • Dirt
  • Diapers
  • Brightly dyed paper
  • Ceramics and pottery

Hazardous Materials

  • Air bags
  • Asbestos or items contaminated with asbestos
  • Paint Cans: full or empty
  • PCB: Capacitors (found in: washers, refrigerators, air conditions TV's etc.)
  • CFC: Refrigerators not acceptable unless drained of CFC by certified technician
  • Freon: Refrigerators not acceptable unless drained of CFC by certified technician
  • Medical waste
  • Unknown chemical substances or residue

Household Items

  • Antifreeze - liquid coolants
  • Coated cardboard drink containers like Juice boxes
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are recyclable, but contain a small amount of mercury and shouldn't be treated as common household bulbs.
  • Household Chemicals
  • Household glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Motor oil
  • Mirrors
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Plastic screw-on tops
  • Plastic bags and plastic wrap
  • Plastic-coated boxes, plastic food boxes, or plastic without recycling marks
  • Pizza boxes: Too much grease
  • Styrofoam
  • Tableware
  • Tyvek shipping envelopes: These are the kind used by the post office and overnight delivery companies
  • Wet paper
  • Window panes

Call before bringing the following items

  • Equipment with fluids (oil, antifreeze, or battery)
  • Foam
  • Heavy Equipment (drain all fluids with battery removed)
  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Shock Absorbers (please cut in half)
  • Steel cable unless cut into two foot lengths
  • Tires


  • Ballasts
  • CRT Tubes
  • Electronics, Computers, PC's
  • Florescent Light Fixtures
    with capacitors and bulbs.
    (We do take the fixtures)
  • Mercury Switches and thermostats
  • Sodium Switches


  • Parts used in the Nuclear industry
  • Material contaminated by exposure to radioactivity


  • Live Ammunition
  • Dynamite
  • Ordnance and ordnance materials that have not been deactivated
  • Explosives including unexploded war relics


  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizer
  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze - liquid coolants

Flammable Liquids

  • Liquid or gas filled containers of any kind (i.e., gas tanks, reservoirs w/fluids)
  • Oil and Unknown Liquids
  • Oil Filters
  • Sealed units or tanks, including propane

Roswell Recycling Center does not buy stolen materials. New Mexico and Federal laws require identification be verified for sale of scrap metals - please present a valid government ID to the buyer prior to unloading material. A copy of your ID will be made at time of payment.

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Gates close at 4:30 PM


1900 East Poe
Roswell, New Mexico
(575) 623-5555