FALL AND SPRING Cleanup

  1. Spring Cleanup
  2. Fall Cleanup

City of Durango residents have the opportunity to discard yard waste and acceptable trash items during designated curbside pickup times. Spring Cleanup begins April 5, 2021.

Materials accepted during Spring Cleanup:

  • Furniture
  • Large appliances
  • Scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles, and open dried paint cans
  • Tree trimmings and branches less than 8 feet in length and less than 8 inches in diameter - click here for Colorado Forest Service pruning recommendations
  • Bagged or boxed loose brush and leaves
  • Please separate piles of yard waste and scrap metal
  • No other waste will be collected

Who can participate?

Spring Cleanup is provided by the City of Durango’s Streets Division and is paid for by the fee collected on residents’ monthly utility bills. Only residents who pay for city trash service (households with a single trash container) are eligible to participate in Spring Cleanup. 

Material placed by those who are not eligible or material placed outside a designated area/time is considered illegal dumping. If you observe or suspect illegal dumping in your neighborhood, please report it at (970) 385-2900.

Neighborhood pickup schedule

April 5-9 

Rockridge Subdivision, Animas View Dr., Sky Ridge Subdivision, Hill Crest Estates, North College Dr., Aquarius, Richard Dr, Linda Ct., Willow Place, Geoglein Gulch, Sanborn Place and Ball Lane.

April 12-16

Areas south of 15th St. and West of 9th Ave. including residential areas of 160 W (Twin Buttes) and Highway 160 E (Three Springs) located within City limits.

April 19-23 

Areas north of 15th St. to 36th St. paralleling Main to the East and West including the Animas City area.

April 26- 30  

West side subdivisions including Crestview, Needham and Junction St. areas.

May 3-7  

East side subdivisions including Rio Vista Circle, Riverview, Florida Rd.   

See a map of Spring Cleanup areas

Place materials where you place your trash cans in the alley for collection, or curbside in areas of town where there are no alleys. Residents may place items out up to two weeks prior to scheduled pick up. Once crews collect along the designated pickup area, they will not return. 

Sign up for Spring Cleanup reminders at DurangoGov.org/Trash. Type in your home address to view a collection calendar and sign up for free reminders via email, phone or text. Reminders include notifications of special events such as Spring and Fall Cleanup, holiday schedule changes and unanticipated service disruption. 

This is a great opportunity for fire mitigation and creating a defensible space around your home!

Cleanup Guidelines

  • All items are to be placed in the alley or curbside on the street (where alleys are not available) for collection up to two weeks prior to scheduled pickup.
  • Set materials out the weekend before your area is scheduled for collection. Crews will not return a second time.
  • Ensure trash is secured in the trashcan (not simply left out in the open) for the safety of wildlife.
  • Do not place refuse on or near gas meters, fire hydrants, overhead wires, or power poles.
  • Do not block driving lanes or sidewalks, and keep materials 2 feet away from fences, trees, bushes, gas meters, hydrants, power poles, etc.
  • Once crews collect along your street, they will not return.
  • All waste must be 8 feet or less. Crews will not pick up items over 8 feet in length.
  • Please separate leaves for reuse potential.
  • Please separate tree limbs, brush, and clean lumber from refuse so they can be shredded for mulch. All other items will be land filled.
  • Maximum two load limit per residence.
  • This service is available to City residents who pay for city trash service. Material placed by those who are not eligible for the service or outside of designated pickup times is considered illegal dumping. If you observe or suspect illegal dumping in your neighborhood, please report it at (970) 385-2900.

 Not Accepted at Any Time:

  • Rocks, concrete, dirt, or bricks
  • Hazardous or industrial materials
  • Electronics or batteries (These can be recycled at the Durango Recycle Center on Saturdays)
  • Tires
  • Stumps
  • Railroad Ties treated with Creosote

Additional Information

Spring and Fall cleanup are a service provided by the City of Durango’s Streets Division and are paid for by the fee collected on residents’ monthly utility/trash bills. 

Information on collection dates is available through: 

If you have questions, please contact the City Operations Department at (970) 375-4903.