CABQ Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development, Engineering Division; Solid Waste Management Department; Bernalillo County, and Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT) are sponsoring a free household hazardous waste collection event.

Residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste on this drop-off day. Examples of household hazardous waste include those items that can burn easily (flammable), corrode or irritate the skin (corrosive), or poison humans and animals (toxic).

WHEN: November 5, 2022 from 10am to 3pm

WHERE: Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NW, Albuquerque, NM 87113

  • Participants are required to complete and bring the attached form to the event.
  • Participants must have all items visible in the trunk or back seat of their car.
  • An Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT) employee will remove the items from the participant’s vehicles and the participant will continue driving through the line.

Please find the link below for more information or to print the form and bring it to the event on Saturday, November 5th from 10am to 3pm.

FWNA Annual Scary Supper 2022

Let’s eat, drink, and be scary!

Please join us Monday, Oct 31st for our annual Scary Supper in Fox Memorial Park from 5:00 PM to Dusk.

This is a fun event where neighbors arrive in their best disguises and show off their great costumes before the trick-or-treating begins! FWNA will provide the scary supper of hot dogs, baked potatoes, and salad.

This event needs you. If you wish to donate or volunteer, please contact Paul at by Wednesday, October 27th.

Please practice COVID safety
Hope to see you there. Happy Halloween!

Thank You for Being with Us!

Hello Fair West neighbors,

We need your help to continue with Scary Supper, Ice Cream Social, Park Luminarias and other community projects. The FWNA hasn’t been as active during the Covid 19 pandemic, which has left our funds low.


If you would like to help contribute please consider the suggested $15.00. However your contribution in any amount is always appreciated. There are 2 ways to give to FWNA!


Visit our website at and use our PayPal link.

Please make sure to share your contact information with your name and street address when making your contribution through PayPal. We have been working on updating our database with the goal to be able to contact you to both confirm your valuable contribution, and to say Thank You!


We are gladly accepting payments in person too. Please contact Anita Shenkman at to coordinate.


We appreciate those who have given through PayPal, with cash, or by check. We miss you and are looking forward to having you back!

We can’t do this without you
—your Fair West neighbors

Remember to signup to receive timely announcements online. Go to FWNA Blog and sign up on the right-hand side of the website or near the bottom on the mobile app.

Coffee with a Cop


Sep 08, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Cesar Chavez Community Center
7505 Kathryn Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108


Come join your community and Police Officers for coffee and conversation. No presentations, No agendas. Bring your concerns, questions and comments. Get to know your southeast area Police Officers.


Starting in August 2022, FWNA will be publishing a newsletter to inform residents of the latest neighborhood issues and news.  Copies are sent out by email via Blog, posted to the website and available at FWNA social events. A big thank you to Dayna who is putting together the FWNA newsletters!

Fair West residents and businesses are encouraged to provide content. If you’d like to submit a guest commentary, story idea, photograph, or article for the newsletter, please email dayna.vocasek @

Remember to Register for Parking Permits in time for the 2022 State Fair

Dear Fair West Neighbors

The State Fair is happening September 8th-18th, 2022. If you haven’t already done so, renew or register for your parking permit(s) soon! Residents have 2 different options to renew or register — online and in person. 

Option 1 is to pick up your permit(s) at the Parking Division Office at City Hall, 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Hours are  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Scheduled appointments can be made at (505) 924-3950 or by email at

For those who would like to obtain their permit(s) in person. You can fill out the form in advance by clicking this link On-Street Parking Permit Application.

Option 2 is to register/receive your parking permit(s) online at If you want the convenience of using the online option, there is a $25.00 fee per permit. 

Parking Permits only affect residents in the 200 through 900 blocks: CAGUA DR.

For Property Owners the following is required each year:

  • Valid and current Government issued ID card
  • Current Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Ownership or Property Tax Bill
  • A current utility bill that displays the owner’s name AND address

For complete information in regards to on-street parking permits, please visit the CABQ Parking Divison website at

Enter the Creative Placemaking Contest for the Revitalize San Pedro Project

Revitalize San Pedro Partnership Opens Creative Placemaking Contest for Community Proposals

The Revitalize San Pedro Partnership (RSPP) is excited to release its Request for Proposals for the San Pedro Corridor Creative Placemaking Contest. Individuals with a personal connection to Albuquerque’s San Pedro Corridor between I-40 and Central Avenue and the adjoining neighborhoods are invited to submit their ideas for celebrating and enhancing the Corridor via inexpensive, small-scale placemaking projects.

Placemaking can be used to improve all the spaces that comprise gathering places within a community – its streets, sidewalks, parks, buildings, and other public spaces – so they invite greater interaction between people and foster healthier, more social, and economically viable communities. Placemaking project examples include murals, pop-up parks, moveable sidewalk seating, sculptures, and much more.

Projects should be completed for $2,500 or less and by utilizing volunteers. The top three proposals will be awarded gift certificates to local businesses, and the project identified in the first-place proposal will be completed by December 31, 2022.

For more information and to apply online, go to

Applications will be accepted from August 1 through August 18, and may be submitted online OR emailed to with the subject line “San Pedro Creative Placemaking Contest” OR mailed to San Pedro Creative Placemaking Contest, c/o MHNA, Box 311, 1933 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque NM 87110, postmarked no later than August 18, 2022.

Applications will be assessed by a Review Panel that includes representatives from relevant City offices, local artists and arts organizations, RSPP business partners, and the four connected neighborhood associations. Public input will also be considered via Facebook posting of contest finalists on between August 31st — September 5. Contest selection of First, Second, and Third place projects will be publicly announced on September 9, 2022.

Primary funding for the San Pedro Creative Placemaking Contest is provided through a grant from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance, with some additional funding from Albuquerque District 7 City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn and the Rio Grande Credit Union. The Revitalize San Pedro Partnership is a New Mexico MainStreet Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor Initiative. The Corridor lies partially within both Albuquerque City Council District 6 and 7.


Amy M. Barnhart
New Mexico MainStreet Revitalization Specialist in Preservation & Non-Profit Resource Development

AMB Consulting 773-368-7557

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