If I am not a City resident, why do I have to pay to recycle my products at the Recycling Center?
The City’s recycling program is part of the Solid Waste and Recycling Enterprise Fund. The revenue for this fund is derived from user fees, which are paid for by city residents through monthly charges for garbage collection and recycling services. The cost to operate the Recycling Center and provide recycling services to non-city residents has historically been absorbed by city residents and commercial businesses through their monthly garbage collection and recycling rates. The new Recycling Center fees will help off-set the cost of providing this service to non-city residents.

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1. What is single stream recycling?
2. Why is the City of Durango moving to single stream recycling?
3. Do I need to sign up for the new program?
4. When do we start?
5. How much does it cost to recycle?
6. If I don’t sign up for the new program can I continue to recycle in my old bin?
7. What should I do with my old recycling bin?
8. Will we be able to recycle more plastic products?
9. Will I be able to recycle my yogurt containers?
10. How can I recycle my plastic bags?
11. What other products can I recycle in the single stream program?
12. Can I include glass in my single stream recycling container?
13. Can I still recycle glass?
14. Why is glass being collected separate from the single stream materials?
15. Why can some communities with single stream recycling programs include glass with the co-mingled material, but Durango cannot?
16. Should I put my recyclables in a bag before I place them in my single stream recycling container?
17. If I am a county resident, can I participate in the City's curbside recycling program?
18. If I am not a City resident, where can I recycle my products?
19. If I am not a City resident, will I have to pay to drop my recyclable products off at the Recycling Center?
20. If I am not a City resident, why do I have to pay to recycle my products at the Recycling Center?
21. Where does the City take the recyclable material that it collects?
22. Where can I get more information on the City’s Recycling Program?