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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Fall Cleanup Begins Oct. 7 – Leaves and Tree Trimmings Accepted

City of Durango

Fall Cleanup will occur Monday, October 7 through Friday, November 1. City crews will be moving through residential neighborhoods picking up the following materials:

  • Tree trimmings and branches less than 8 feet in length and less than 8 inches in diameter
  • Bagged or boxed loose brush and leaves

No other waste will be accepted, and no more than two truckloads will be picked up from each residence. Materials should be set out the weekend before your area is scheduled for collection. Once crews collect along your street, they will not return. Materials should be placed in the alley for collection or curbside in areas where there are not alleys.

The pickup schedule is as follows:

Oct. 7 - 11   Areas north of 15th St. to the north city limits, paralleling Main to the east and west, including Animas City area. 

Oct. 14 - 18   West side subdivisions, including Crestview, Needham, Rockridge, and Junction Street areas.  

Oct. 21 - 25   East side subdivisions including Riverview, North College, Hillcrest and SkyRidge.  

Oct. 28 - Nov. 1   Areas south of 15th St. and west of 9th Ave., including residential areas of Hwy 160 W and Hwy 160 E (Three Springs) located within the city limits.  

View a map showing the pickup schedule here.

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

This service is available to City residents only. Material placed by nonresidents or outside of designated pickup times is considered Illegal Dumping and citations will be issued without warning. If you observe Illegal Dumping in your neighborhood, please report it to City of Durango Code Enforcement at (970) 375-4930 or at If you see illegal dumping in progress, try to obtain a vehicle description and license plate number and call non-emergency dispatch at (970) 385-2900.

Tree materials can be useful as compost and mulch. Residents who need leaves for compost are encouraged to pick up bags left curbside during Fall Clean Up. Branches picked up by the City during Fall Clean Up will be chipped and given away to residents for mulch in 2020.

For more information, please call Streets Manager Mike Somsen at (970) 375-4839.

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