Environmental Health


PO Box 1119 / 444 Luna Ave.
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505.866-2472
FAX: 505.866.3388

Mission Statement

The mission of the Environmental Health Department is to provide outstanding public services for the citizens of Valencia County, our visitors and our neighboring towns and villages, maintaining a clean and safe environment for a high quality of life.

Open Burning? Hold it! Is it an approved Burn Day? Call 866-2040 M-F or 866-2460 on Weekends to find out.

Water Conservation Measures

Composting In The Desert


Conejo will be closed on Thursday November 26, 2015 & Friday November 27, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving. They will resume regular business hours on Saturday November 28, 2015. Please contact Conejo directly for any questions at 505-565-2256 or Public Works at 505-864-2475.

Conejo Collection Center

Conejo Collection Center is experiencing multiple equipment breakdowns, and must shut down at different times each day. Until our equipment is safely and completely fixed, we can only take about half of the usual amount of trash every open day.  Please see the link below for other facilities that may be able to accept your trash.  Thank you for your patience.
PDF with maps available by clicking on this link

Valencia County Solid Waste
Conejo Collection Center


Where to Recycle:

NM Recycling Coalition

Other places to take your trash:

Note: Valencia County does not operate these facilities, each has their own rules and costs
PDF with maps available by clicking on this link

City of Albuquerque
Montessa Part Convenience Center

3512 Los Picaros SE (Rio Bravo West to
Broadway, South to Bobby Foster Road.)

(505) 873-6607

OPEN: 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No recyclables accepted


City of Belen Collection Center

MUST purchase a punch card at
Belen City Hall before dumping.

(505) 966-2730

135 Calle de Baca, Puebitos
(South of Belen on Hwy 116. Look
for the signs.)

OPEN Tuesday-Saturday 8-12,
and 12:30-5
CLOSED 12:00 - 12:30 for lunch.
CLOSED on Sunday, Monday, and Holidays







Waste Management, Inc.
Valencia Regional Landfill

Route 6 West of Los Lunas, turn
south after crossing Rio Puerco

(505) 917-6232

OPEN: Monday - Friday 7am-4pm
CLOSED: Saturday & Sunday

*Minimum charge applies
*Deposit required









NM Environment Department Food Safety Recall Notice

Kraft foods cottage cheese

Please Click the link below to view the recall notice:



Conejo Collection Center
***New Hours***

Conejo Collection Center will be closed on Sundays and Mondays,
and open Tuesday through Saturday, 8am to 3:45pm.

Call the site directly for current status at 565-2256.

Conejo will continue to close for: scheduled maintenance, training, and holidays;
and during high on-site winds, equipment breakdowns, or other unforeseen conditions.

PDF with maps available by clicking on this link

Call for current status:


Contact Environmental Health

Valencia County Burn Ordinance

NM Environmental Burn information.



The Valencia County Environmental Health Department is responsible for maintaining a safe environment for our citizens to live, work and recreate in. This pivotal department works hand-in-hand with the Code Enforcement Division and GIS.

HANTIVIRUS in New Mexico! A Real Threat! Learn How to Protect Yourself!

Basic Hantivius Information (English)
Basic Hantivirus Information (Espanol)
NM Hantivirus Cases Demographics
NM Hantivirus Cases by County


Solid Waste

Public Health (eg. Mosquito) Vector Control

Mosquito Spray Request, call 866-2472

Home Tips for Mosquito Control

Community Clean up Grants Available Here!

Public Works

March 2013 Bumblebee Tuna Recall