GARBAGE PICK-UP: The pick-up day is Wednesday. Your residential receptacle needs to be out at the curb by 7 a.m. to assure pick-up. For those in large apartment complexes, see your landlord for dumpster dates; they vary.
SCHOOLS: Silver Hill Neighborhood has very good elementary, middle and high schools. They are Monte Vista Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School, and Albuquerque High School. St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School also serves elementary and middle school students.
RECYCLING: The date is same as garbage date. Recycling is usually picked up earlier than trash, so have everything out by 7 a.m. For recycling details, see the city’s recycling page.
LARGE ITEM PICK-UP (Couches, refrigerators, etc) Call 311 at least 24 hours ahead of Wednesday garbage pick-up, and the City of Albuquerque will send a truck to pick up your item/s. This service is free. The City will NOT pick up without your call, and you/your landlord may be cited for dumping on public property if you just put the stuff out without arranging for its removal.
GENERAL CITY QUESTIONS: Call 311. The operator will tell you whom to call or will make a report for you. Examples: graffiti, leaking water lines, problems in the park, etc.
You can send trouble reports, including pictures, to the city via Twitter (@cabq). See http://www.cabq.gov/311/twitter-311/twitter-311 for more information.
SILVER HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: The board meets every second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE. This Depression Era building is on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and has recently been restored, with landscaping in progress. Drop by any second Monday to talk to Board members.
POLICE (APD): Police can be reached in three ways: 911 for serious emergencies; 242-COPS for reporting non-emergency crimes (seeing non-violent crimes like drug dealing and prostitution, disturbances after 10:00 pm, concern about a neighbor’s safety, etc.); or 256-2050 (the Southeast Substation on Louisiana and Kathryn) to discuss general concerns or to offer suggestions. The Silver Hill Neighborhood Association is in regular contact with the officers in the Southeast Heights, particularly with those who work in our neighborhood. You can also let the SHNA know about recurring/systemic problems; they will talk to APD.