Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Compost has information for all your recycling needs!

The City of Durango Trash & Recycling Division has additional information on all waste management services provided.

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Reduce and Reuse

  • Find ways to reducing consumption and waste in the first place before recycling and composting.
  • Use reusable options instead of disposables for everyday items like coffee mugs, shopping bags, food containers, and utensils.  
  • Donate and sell gently used goods.
  • Utilize bulk and re-fill options for food items

Recycle Correctly!

  • Focus on the everyday basics: paper and cardboard, hard plastic containers, aluminum, and steel cans.
  • Make sure you're items are relatively free of food and liquid residue.
  • Don't "wish-cycle" and throw things away that aren't actually recyclable - this increases costs and clogs up the recycling systems.
  • Utilize online or mail-in programs for even harder to recycle items like clothing fabric or plastic wrappers.
  • Take a moment to research how to recycle additional items like electronics, automotive materials, appliances, and household hazardous waste.
  • Visit the City of Durango Recycling pages for more information.

Compost Organic Waste

Food Matters

  • The Food Matters page can help you consider issues around food waste and ways to access more healthy local food.

Be a Conscious Consumer

  • Guide your purchases with trustworthy labels and certifications that reflect your values as a consumer.
  • Buy locally-produced products and from locally-owned retailers to support our local economy and vibrant downtown.