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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.

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

Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule for 2018 Holidays
City Holiday Day of the Week Collection Date
Martin Luther King Jr Day  Monday, January 15
Monday, January 15
Presidents' Day  Monday, February 19 Monday, February 19
Memorial Day Monday, May 28 Monday, May 28
Independence Day  Wednesday, July 4 Wednesday, July 4
Labor Day  Monday, September 3 Monday, September 3
Veterans Day (observed) Monday, November 12 Monday, November 12
Thanksgiving Day  Thursday, November 22 Friday, November 23
Thursday, November 29*
Day after Thanksgiving  Friday, November 23 Friday, November 23
Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24 Monday, December 24
Christmas   Tuesday, December 25 Wednesday, December 26
New Year's Day Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Wednesday, January 2
Tuesday, January 8**

* Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22) commercial trash and recycling, residential curbside trash will be collected the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 23.)

Thanksgiving Day residential recycling will be collected the week after Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 29.

**New Year's Day (Tuesday, January 1) commercial trash and recycling, residential curbside trash will be collected the day after New Year's Day (Wednesday, January 2.)

New Year's Day residential curbside recycling will be collected the week after New Year's Day on Tuesday, January 8.

This schedule is subject to change. Please check the Holiday Press Release located on the main page for the most up-to-date information.

Check your scheduled garbage and recycling pickup days to see if the altered Holiday Schedule affects you.

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.