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Garbage Collection
Residential & Commercial Services
The City of Durango provides residential and commercial garbage collection and recycling services within the city limits. The City strives to provide residential and commercial customers with high-quality and cost-effective service.


Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule for 2017 Holidays
City Holiday Day of the Week Collection Date
New Year's Day   Monday, January 1, 2018 Tuesday, January 2*
Martin Luther King Jr Day  Monday, January 16
Monday, January 16
Presidents' Day  Monday, February 20 Monday, February 20
Memorial Day Monday, May 29 Monday, May 29
Independence Day  Tuesday, July 4 Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 4 Monday, September 4
Veterans Day Friday, November 11 Friday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day  Thursday, November 23 Friday, November 24* **
Day after Thanksgiving  Friday, November 24 Friday, November 24
Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24 (observed on Friday, December 22)  Friday, December 22
Christmas   Monday, December 25 Tuesday, December 26*

*Residential curbside trash and recycling will be collected the day following the holiday. This schedule is subject to change. Please check the Holiday Press Release located on the main page for the most up-to-date information.

**Commercial trash customers will be collected the day before the holiday.

Trash containers must be in the alley or curbside (if no alley is available) for pickup by:
  • Commercial - 6:00 am
  • Residential - 8:00 am

Durango Transfer Station
The Durango Transfer Station is operated by WCA / Transit Waste. To contact the transfer station, please call (970) 259-2915. The transfer station is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday.

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