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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Help make sure trash and recycling gets collected


Durango, CO:  The city of Durango encourages residents to do their civic duty during these snowy winter days by making sure that trash and recycling bins are clear of snow, so that the city's waste management team can access them. 

Making sure that trash and recycling can are accessible for collection is actually in the city charter, under section 10-47. 

Section 10-47 states:

Trash containers shall be placed out for collection at the edge of the right-of-way of a street or alley. Recycling containers shall be placed for collection along the curbside of the property being served. Such placement shall not be within any fenced or enclosed area. Wildlife-resistant refuse containers shall be unlatched when placed out for collection. If the city manager or his designee finds that service from a right-of-way is dangerous or otherwise not feasible, he may notify the owner or occupant of the premises in question of the dangerous condition and shall specify within such notification the location to be utilized for the placement of a container for collection purposes. Trash and recycling containers shall be placed so as to leave a four-foot clearance around the container for safe pickup. Trash containers and recycling containers shall be placed out for collection no earlier than 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection and must be removed from the right-of-way no later than 8:00 p.m.
Please help keep Durango moving during the toughest times of the year. 

Durango trash and recycling crews would also like to ask residents to be patient while waiting for collection, as recent weather has caused a two-day delay  for regular scheduled pick up.


City of Durango logoMedia Contact
Tom Sluis
Director, Media and Community Engagement
Phone: (970) 375-5090


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