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 2020 Holidays

City HolidayDay, DateCollection Date
Martin Luther King Jr DayMonday, January 20Monday, January 20
President's DayMonday, February 17Monday, February 17
Memorial DayMonday, May 25Monday, May 25
Independence Day (observed)Friday, July 3Friday, July 3
Labor DayMonday, September 7Monday, September 7
Veterans DayWednesday, November 11Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 26Friday, November 27
Thursday, December 3*
Day after ThanksgivingFriday, November 27Friday, November 27
Christmas EveThursday, December 24Thursday, December 24
Christmas DayFriday, December 25Thursday, December 24
New Year's DayFriday, January 1, 2020Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 8**

* Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26) commercial trash and recycling, residential curbside trash will be collected the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 27). Thanksgiving Day residential recycling will be collected the week after Thanksgiving on Thursday, December 3.

**New Year's Day (Friday, January 1) commercial trash and recycling, residential curbside trash will be collected the day before New Year's Day (Thursday, December 31.) New Year's Day residential curbside recycling will be collected the week after New Year's Day on Friday, 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.