Residential Seasonal Cleanup Programs

2019 Spring Cleanup

City of Durango residents have the opportunity to discard yard waste and acceptable trash items during designated curbside pickup times.
Spring Cleanup begins April 8, 2019

Materials accepted during Spring Cleanup:

  • Furniture
  • Large appliances
  • Scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles, and open dried paint cans
  • Tree trimmings and branches less than 8 feet in length and less than 8 inches in diameter
  • Bagged or boxed loose brush and leaves
  • Please separate piles of yard waste and scrap metal
  • No other waste will be collected

2019 Fall Cleanup

City of Durango residents have the opportunity to discard yard waste during designated curbside pickup times.
Fall Cleanup begins October 7, 2019

Materials accepted during Fall Cleanup:

  • Tree trimmings and branches less than 8 feet in length and less than 8 inches in diameter
  • Bagged or boxed loose brush and leaves
  • No other waste will be collected 

Cleanup Guidelines:

  • All items are to be placed in the alley or curbside (where alleys are not available) for collection.
  • Please check your Utility bill to make sure that you are eligible to participate.
  • Set materials out the weekend before your area is scheduled for collection. Crews will not return a second time.
  • Ensure trash is secured in the trashcan (not simply left out in the open) for the safety of wildlife.
  • Do not place refuse on or near gas meters, fire hydrants, overhead wires, or power poles.
  • Do not block driving lanes or sidewalks, and keep materials 2 feet away from fences, trees, bushes, gas meters, hydrants, power poles, etc.
  • Once crews collect along your street, they will not return.
  • All waste must be 8 feet or less. Crews will not pick up items over 8 feet in length.
  • Please separate leaves for reuse potential.
  • Please separate tree limbs, brush, and clean lumber from refuse so they can be shredded for mulch. All other items will be land filled.
  • Maximum two load limit per residence.

 Not Accepted at Any Time:

  • Rocks, concrete, dirt, or bricks
  • Hazardous or industrial materials
  • Electronics or batteries (These can be recycled at the Durango Recycle Center on Saturdays)
  • Tires
  • Stumps
  • Railroad Ties treated with Creosote
 2019 Spring Cleanup Schedule 2019 Fall Cleanup Schedule 

April 8-12Areas south of 15th Street and west of 9th Avenue, including residential areas of Highway 160 W and Highway 160 E (Three Springs) located within the city limits
April 15-19 Areas north of 15th Street to the north city limits, paralleling Main to the east and west, including Animas City area.
April 22-26West side subdivisions, including Crestview, Needham, Rockridge, and Junction Street areas.
April 29-May 3East side subdivisions including Riverview, North College, Hillcrest and SkyRidge areas.

View Spring cleanup map (PDF)

Oct. 7-11Areas north of 15th Street to the north city limits, paralleling Main to east and west including Animas City area.
Oct. 14-18 West side subdivision, including Crestview, Needham, Rockridge and Junction Street areas.
Oct. 21-25East side subdivisions, including Riverview, North College, Hillcrest and SkyRidge areas.
Oct. 28-Nov 1Areas south of 15th Street and west of 9th Avenue, including residential areas of Highway 160 West and East (Three Springs) located within City limits.

View Fall cleanup map (PDF)


Additional Information

Information on collection dates is available through: 

Please contact the City Operations Department at (970) 375-4903 if you have questions.