Garbage Collection

Residential & Commercial Services

The City of Durango provides residential and commercial garbage collection and recycling services within the city limits. The City strives to provide residential and commercial customers with high-quality and cost-effective service.

Trash containers must be in the alley or curbside (if no alley is available) for pickup on your scheduled garbage pickup day by:

  • Commercial - 6:00 am
  • Residential - 8:00 am

Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule for 2019 Holidays

City HolidayDay, DateCollection Date
Martin Luther King Jr DayMonday, January 21Monday, January 21
President's DayMonday, February 18Monday, February 18
Memorial DayMonday, May 27Monday, May 27
Independence DayThursday, July 4Thursday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2Monday, September 2
Veterans Day (observed)Monday, November 11Monday, November 11
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 28Friday, November 29
Thursday, December 5*
Day after ThanksgivingFriday, November 29Friday, November 29
Christmas EveTuesday, December 24Tuesday, December 24
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25Thursday, December 26
New Year's DayWednesday, January 1, 2020Thursday, January 2
Wednesday, January 8**

* Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28) commercial trash and recycling, residential curbside trash will be collected the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 29). Thanksgiving Day residential recycling will be collected the week after Thanksgiving on Thursday, December 5.

**New Year's Day (Wednesday, January 1) commercial trash and recycling, residential curbside trash will be collected the day after New Year's Day (Thursday, January 2.) New Year's Day residential curbside recycling will be collected the week after New Year's Day on Wednesday, January 8.

This schedule is subject to change. Please check the Holiday Press Release located on the main page for the most up-to-date information.

Check your scheduled garbage and recycling (PDF) pickup days to see if the altered Holiday Schedule affects you.

Durango Transfer Station

The Durango Transfer Station is operated by WCA / Transit Waste. To contact the transfer station, please call (970) 259-2915. The transfer station is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday.