Spring and Fall 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 6, 2020

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

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.   


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.

Cleanup Guidelines

  • All items are to be placed in the alley or curbside on the street (where alleys are not available) for collection.
  • 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 only. Material placed by nonresidents 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 bills. 

Information on collection dates is available through: 

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