Durango Recycling Center

Durango Recycle Center closed until further notice

As a proactive mitigation effort, the City is coordinating with San Juan Basin Public Health and La Plata County Government to take measure to ensure our staff and community members are not exposed to or contributing to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Durango Recycle Center is closed until further notice.

Glass bottles and jars can still be recycled at the 24-hour free public drop-off chute.

Please visit www.durangogov.org/emergency for the most up-to-date information regarding facility closures, service changes and meeting modifications.

Recycle Center

Recycle Center Drop-off

  • Single Stream
    • City of Durango residents who pay for single stream service on their monthly utility bill can bring extra properly prepared single stream material to the Recycle Center free of charge with a current City of Durango residential utility bill
    • Non-residents can bring single stream to the Recycle Center for $5 per 60 gallons of material during regular opening hours.
  • Glass
    • Mixed glass is accepted for free  (residential customers only) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No proof of residency required.
  • Electronics
    • Small quantities of electronics (6 items or less) are accepted on Saturdays 9 am - 5 pm
    • Rates vary by item.
  • Batteries
    • Household dry-cell batteries (e.g. AAA, AA, C, D, and 9-volt) area accepted during regular opening hours for $2 per pound (one pound minimum.)
  • Commercial
    • Single Stream: $5 per cubic yard
      • Monday through Friday 9 AM - 2 PM
    • Cardboard: $5 per cubic yard
      • Monday through Friday 9 am - 2 pm
      • Saturday 2:30 to 4:30 pm by appointment only. Please call (970) 375-5004 to set up an appointment
    • Electronics: Rates vary by item
      • Friday by appointment only. Please call (970) 375-5004 to set up an appointment.

Schedule a Tour

To schedule a tour of the Durango Recycling Center please call (970) 375-4834 or e-mail Joey.Medina@durangogov.org.