Yes, but it can depend.
Under the current city code, any building or complex with more than 3 units is technically considered a “commercial” account for waste collection purposes, regardless if the units are businesses or residences.
All multi-unit complexes with 8 or more units are required to provide recycling services to their tenants. Complexes with 3-7 units are the only residential buildings in Durango not required to have recycling, but the building managers are allowed to sign-up for service either through the City of Durango, or other commercial providers.
If you live in a complex with 8 or more units that is not providing recycling service, contact 970-375-5004 to file a complaint. If you live in a complex with 3-7 units that does not provide recycling, contact your HOA, building manager or landlord to discuss the possibility of signing up for commercial collection services.
Residents that live in complexes without recycling service can bring their recycling to the Durango Recycling Center to drop off for a small fee. These residents must pay a fee to drop off recycling because they do not pay for recycling service on their utility bills.