Durango Recycling Center

Durango Recycle Center Reopening

The Durango Recycle Center is currently open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m for single stream drop-off only. The following restrictions apply: 

  • All customers will be required to wear a face covering or mask while using the public drop off area. Customers not wearing face coverings will be asked to leave.  
  • A maximum of two cars will be allowed in the drop off area at one time.  
  • To ensure proper social distancing between customers and employees, only one person will be allowed out of the vehicle to dispose of recycle material.

Beginning June 6, the Durango Recycle Center will accept electronic waste, batteries and residential quantities of fluorescent bulbs on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Up to six large items will be accepted per vehicle.

Please visit 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.