Why is the City of Durango moving to single stream recycling?
Using one collection container for the majority of your recyclable products increases the ease and convenience of recycling, which encourages more people to participate and conserves more resources. We’re making recycling easier for 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?