In the last chapter, we covered some basic information about Santa Fe from its history to climate. In this chapter, we’re getting down the nuts and bolts of Santa Fe: How do you get to work? Where can you check out some books? How do you register a car in Santa Fe? Read on and find out, or scroll to the section you need.
Your destination for registering your car or getting a state license is the New Mexico MVD. Be sure to bring all the required documents with you:
Paying online for your utility services is pretty easy in New Mexico. Just head to the City of Santa Fe Customer Service and Utility Billing website, or drop in at 801 West San Mateo any weekday from 8 AM (8:30 AM on Wednesdays) to 4:30 PM and get everything sorted out. You can also have your utilities account set up at City Hall if it’s a shorter trip for you.
From California to Texas, the American West is a comparatively dry part of the county. Many Santa Fe residents do their part to conserve water by joining the Eye on Water program offered by the City of Santa Fe. Powered by Badger Meter, Inc., the program allows you to monitor water usage on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Follow the steps to set up your own account, beginning with entering your zip code.
Your home might not be equipped with the appropriate blue recycling cart when you first move in. You can call 505-955-2200 to order one, or head to Environmental Services on the City of Santa Fe website for more information.
Be sure to visit Environmental Services to learn about all the recycling guidelines. The good news is that residents can now mix all accepted materials together in their blue recycling cart. Cans, paper plastic, and cartons are accepted for curbside recycling.
Note that the City of Santa Fe no longer collects glass recycling at the curb. Residents can bring glass, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic, and cartons to these recycling drop-off centers.