City News

Posted on: April 14, 2017

Annual Spring Cleanup, Expanded Recycling Services, and Earth Week Activities

The City of Montrose continues its annual Spring Cleanup tradition, in tandem with its Earth Week celebrations, by providing disposal and recycling services from a single collection point. Residents are invited to bring cleanup items to the drop-off site located on the San Juan Bypass (Highway 50), directly across the street from the Sunshine Peak Apartments. Signs will direct residents to the drop-off location.

The collection site will be open on the following days:

•Friday, April 28 from 7 am – 7 pm

•Saturday, April 29 from 7 am – 7 pm

Items accepted at the event include landscape materials such as leaves, grass clippings and limbs (less than six inches in diameter), scrap materials, and unwanted appliances. A fee will be charged for appliances containing Freon ($20 each). All other items may be dropped off free of charge.

Items that will not be accepted include routine household trash, hazardous materials, paint, tires, and electronics with glass screens such as televisions.

The Spring Cleanup flyer is available at

In addition to the Single-Stream Curbside Recycling Program, city residents may recycle used tires, green waste in residential quantities, fluorescent tube lamps and CFLs, and electronic waste with glass screens at the Public Works facility (1221 6450 Rd), Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 3 pm.

The expanded recycling services are provided without charge as a courtesy to city residential trash collection customers only. Prior to unloading any materials, customers must check in at the Public Works reception desk and present a current Colorado driver’s license and a copy of their recent utility bill. For a complete listing of guidelines, please go to

The city will offer limited special collection services when personnel and equipment are available. Fees for this service begin at $15. To schedule a special collection or to obtain additional information, please call 970-240-1480.

The city sponsors and coordinates a full schedule of Earth Week activities each spring. A different theme is highlighted each year to raise community awareness of how individuals can help preserve a healthy environment for themselves and future generations. The 2017 theme, This Land is Your Land, calls on one of America’s most famous folk songs to inspire participation.

For more information on Earth Week and to view a complete listing of activities, visit:, call 970-240-1420, or contact

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