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Residential Curbside Recycling
How It Works
If you live in a single family home or a duplex, the City of Durango offers curbside single stream recycling in conjunction with your City trash service. 
The City of Durango offers curbside collection of:
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Mixed Paper
  • Newspaper, Magazines and Catalogs
  • Aluminum Cans, Foil and Pie Plates
  • Steel Cans
  • Plastic Containers (#1-#7) 
  • Paperboard
  • Cartons

*Recycling services are available for apartments and condominiums in larger recycling containers. Only single-family units (houses, duplexes, and townhouses) have curbside collection.

This service is included in conjunction with your regular trash collection. The City’s residential customers pay a monthly fee for recycling services. The City provides automated recycling containers FREE of charge to residents who are interested in participating in the curbside recycling program. City residents must sign up to receive a blue, City of Durango recycling container. A City of Durango address is required in order to receive a recycling bin.

The following are guidelines for participating in the City’s curbside recycling program:
  • Place recycling container 4 feet from parked cars and other obstacles next to the curb by 8:00 am on your recycling day.
  • If your trash is normally picked up in the alley, your recyclables must still be placed at the curb.
  • Recycling containers must be visible to the truck drivers; they are a cue for City crews to stop at your residence.
  • In order to reduce the number of stops by our recycling crew, please set out your container only when it is reasonably full.
  • Townhome complexes may be serviced by larger carts rather than individual bins.

Contact Information
If you have questions about the curbside recycling program or if you are interested in signing up for the City’s new single stream recycling program, please call (970) 375-5004 or sign up online.

Check our website, the newspaper, the radio, or Channel 10 for public service announcements for any changes in the regular collection times due to holidays or other events.