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

Enter your address below to see your collection schedule and sign up for reminders.

Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule for 2021 Holidays

City HolidayDay, DateCollection Schedule
Martin Luther King Jr DayMonday, January 18No collection Monday, January 18. Collection schedule for this week will be staggered out by one day.
Tuesday - Saturday collection.
Presidents DayMonday, February 15No collection Monday, February 15. Collection schedule for this week will be staggered out by one day.
Tuesday - Saturday collection.
Memorial DayMonday, May 31No collection Monday, May 31. Collection schedule for this week will be staggered out by one day.
Tuesday - Saturday collection.
Independence Day (observed)Monday, July 5No collection Monday, July 5. Collection schedule for this week will be staggered out by one day.
Tuesday - Saturday collection.
Labor DayMonday, September 6No collection Monday, September 6. Collection schedule for this week will be staggered out by one day.
Tuesday - Saturday collection.
Veterans DayThursday, November 11No collection Thursday, November 11. Collection schedule for this week will be staggered out by one day starting Friday, November 12.
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 25Thursday collection will be picked up on Friday, November 26.
Day after ThanksgivingFriday, November 26Friday collection will be picked up on Saturday, November 27.
Christmas EveFriday, December 24No change.
Christmas DaySaturday, December 25Saturday commercial collection will be picked up on Friday, December 24.
Christmas Day (observed)
Monday, December 27
No collection on Monday, December 27.
Monday - Thursday collection will be staggered one day.
Tuesday - Friday collection.
New Year's Day (observed)Friday, December 31Friday residential recycling will be picked up Friday, January 7.
Friday commercial trash and recycling and residential trash will be picked up as scheduled.
New Year's Day
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Saturday commercial collection will be picked up Friday, December 31.


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.