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City of Durango News Flash

Posted on: March 9, 2020

Spring Cleanup Begins April 6 with New 5-Week Schedule

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The City of Durango is implementing a new five-week Spring Cleanup schedule beginning April 6 and ending May 8. City crews will be moving through residential neighborhoods picking up the following materials:

  • 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
  • Bagged or boxed loose brush and leaves

April 6-10 

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 13-17 

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 20-24 

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

April 27-May 1  

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

May 4-8  

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


View a map showing the pickup schedule here.

Items not accepted include tree stumps, rocks, dirt, liquids, concrete, bricks, electronics, batteries and tires. Keep household trash secured in your trashcan (not out in the open) for the safety of wildlife. Please separate piles of yard waste and scrap metal.  

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 one week prior to scheduled pick up. Once crews collect along the designated pickup area, they will not return. 

Heavy equipment is used to load waste into trucks. To assist City crews, place clean up items and brush at least two feet from fences, trees, bushes, gas meters, hydrants, power poles and connection boxes. If your pile cannot be safely picked up it will be left in place. Please do not block driving lanes or sidewalks.

This service is available to City residents only. Material placed by nonresidents or outside of designated pickup times is considered illegal dumping. The City will be increasing enforcement with fines up to $1,000. If you observe or suspect illegal dumping in your neighborhood, please report it at (970) 385-2900.

Sign up for Spring Cleanup reminders at DurangoRecycles.com. 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.

Spring and Fall cleanup are services provided by the City of Durango’s Streets Division and are paid for by a fee collected on residents’ monthly utility bills. For more information, visit DurangoGov.org/cleanup or call (970) 375-4903.

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