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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 2016 Holidays
City Holiday Day of the Week Collection Date
New Year's Day   Sunday, January 1 (observed Monday, January 2) Monday, January 2**
Martin Luther King Jr Day  Monday, January 18
Monday, January 18
Presidents' Day  Monday, February 15 Monday, February 15
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 Monday, May 30
Independence Day  Monday, July 4 Monday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 5 Monday, September 5
Veterans Day Friday, November 11 Friday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day  Thursday, November 24 Friday, November 25* **
Day after Thanksgiving  Friday, November 25 Friday, November 25
Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24 (observed on Friday, December 23)  Friday, December 23
Christmas   Sunday, December 25 (observed on Monday, December 26) Monday, December 26* **

*Residential curbside 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.