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Residential Seasonal Cleanup Programs

2016 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 11, 2016
2016 Fall Cleanup 
City of Durango residents have the opportunity to discard yard waste during designated curbside pickup times. 

Fall Cleanup begins
October 10, 2016

 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
 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 

Please separate piles of yard waste, scrap metal, and household trash. 
All items are to be placed in the alley or curbside (where alleys are not available) for collection.


Cleanup Guidelines:
  • No other waste will be collected
  • 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 set materials out the weekend before your area is scheduled for collection. Crews will not return a second time.
  • 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. 

 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 

 2016 Spring Cleanup Schedule
April 11-15 Areas south of 15th St. and west of 9th Ave., including residential areas of Hwy 160 W and Hwy 160 E (Three Springs) located within the city limits 
April 18-22  Areas north of 15th St. to the north city limits, paralleling Main to the east and west, including Animas City area. 
April 25-29 West side subdivisions, including Crestview, Needham, Rockridge, and Junction Street areas.  
May 2-6 East side subdivisions including Riverview, North College, Hillcrest and SkyRidge areas.  

View Spring cleanup map


 2016 Fall Cleanup Schedule 
Oct. 10-14  Areas north of 15th St. to the north city limits, paralleling Main to east and west including Animas City area. 
Oct. 17-21  West side subdivision, including Crestview, Needham, Rockridge and Junction Street areas.  
Oct. 24-28 East side subdivisions, including Riverview, North College, Hillcrest and SkyRidge areas. 
Oct. 31-Nov.4
Areas south of 15th St. and west of 9th Ave., including residential areas of Hwy 160 West and East (Three Springs) located within City limits.

View Fall 
cleanup map.


Additional Information
Information on collection dates is available through: 


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