Spring and Fall Cleanup

  1. Spring Cleanup
  2. Fall Cleanup

Spring Cleanup items accepted and not accepted

Spring 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 6, 2020. We have added a fifth week to Spring Cleanup, please check the schedule below to see when your neighborhood is getting cleaned up.

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

Spring Cleanup Schedule

View a map of City limits and the associated weeks for pickup (PDF).


April 6-10

  • Rockridge Subdivision, Animas View Drive, Sky Ridge Subdivision, Hillcrest Estates, North College Drive, Aquarius, Richard Drive, Linda Court, Willow Place, Geoglein Gulch, Sanborn Place, and Ball Lane


April 13-17

  • Areas south of 15th Street and West of 9th Avenue, including residential areas of 160 West (Twin Buttes) and Highway 160 East (Three Springs) located within the city limits


April 20-24

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


April 27-May 1

  • West side subdivisions including Crestview, Needham and Junction Street areas


May 4-8

  • East side subdivisions including Rio Vista Circle, Riverview, and Florida Road

Cleanup Guidelines

  • All items are to be placed in the alley or curbside on the street (where alleys are not available) for collection.
  • Please check your Utility bill to make sure that you are eligible to participate.
  • 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.

 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

Information on collection dates is available through: 

Please contact the City Operations Department at (970) 375-4903 if you have questions.