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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 2015 Holidays
City Holiday Day of the Week Collection Date
New Year's Day   Thursday, January 1 Friday, January 2**
Martin Luther King Jr Day  Monday, January 19
Monday, January 19
Presidents' Day  Monday, February 16 Monday, February 16
Memorial Day Monday, May 25 Monday, May 25
Independence Day   Saturday, July 4 Friday, July 3
Labor Day Monday, September 7 Monday, September 7
Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11 Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day  Thursday, November 26 Friday, November 27* **
Day after Thanksgiving  Friday, November 27 Friday, November 27
Christmas   Friday, December 25 Thursday, December 24* **

*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.

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