Federal, state, and local laws limit the types of waste that can be placed for collection by the city. Items that should not be included in routine trash collection include toxic, explosive, hazardous or extremely flammable materials, materials contaminated with contagious diseases, and dead animals. The Sanitation Division of Public Works to provides special collection services for construction waste, furniture and appliances, tree limbs, freight packaging and other materials that are not allowed under the routine trash collection service. Fees will be charged on the customer's monthly utility bill according to the amount and type of materials that are collected. To schedule a special pick up, call 970-240-1480 or 970-240-1400.
Local businesses and organizations provide recycling services for some types of special waste. These recycling services are listed in the City of Montrose Recycling Guide. Helpful disposal information is available for the following types of waste: