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Residential Curbside Recycling
How It Works
If you live in a single family home, townhouse or a duplex*, the City of Durango offers curbside single stream recycling in conjunction with your City trash service.

Residential customers pay a monthly fee for curbside recycling pickup and containers are provided free-of-charge. If you live within the City of Durango and do not currently receive City recycling services, please sign up here for your free blue recycling container.

Current City of Durango residential trash and recycling rates are:

Container Size Collections Per Week Monthly Residential Recycling Rate Monthly Trash Collection Rate  Extra Collection Fee  Overloaded Cans 
 60-gallon  1 $7.31 $11.54  $11.78  $11.78 
 90-gallon  1 $10.93 $15.86  $11.78  $11.78 

Click here for more information on City of Durango Garbage Collection Fees.

*Recycling services are also available for multi-family apartment complexes and condominiums in larger recycling containers through the City's Commercial Recycling Program.

Residential Single Stream is collected once per week. Please view the recycling collection schedule and GIS map to check your recycling day.

Sign up for collection reminders and notifications at DurangoRecycles.com.

  1. Make sure you know what can and cannot be recycled in your Blue Single Stream container - post the Single Stream guidelines somewhere visible
    • Do NOT place glass, plastic bags, styrofoam, food waste or garbage in your blue container - this could result in your entire container becoming contaminated
  2. Place properly prepared Single Stream materials in your blue container
    • Empty and rinse all containers
    • Recyclable material should be loose and un-bagged (with the exception of shredded paper which should be bagged)
  3. Place recycling container next to the curb by 8:00 am on your recycling day
    • Containers should be placed with wheels against the curb and the front facing the street
  4. Ensure container is 4 feet from parked cars, fences, poles and other obstacles that could prevent automated trucks from emptying your container
  5. In order to reduce the number of stops by our recycling crew, please only set out your container when it is reasonably full.

City of Durango residents may also drop off additional Single Stream material at the Durango Recycle Center free-of-charge with a current City of Durango residential utility bill.

Contact Information
If you have questions about the curbside recycling program please call (970) 375-5004
Check our website, the newspaper, radio or Channel 10 for public service announcements for any changes in the regular collection times due to holidays or other events.

Find out what can be recycled and sign up for trash and recycling collection reminders using the new DurangoRecycles.com online tool.