Recycling Information

9/16/20:  Update

RESIDENTIAL curbside recycling has resumed! Please discard anything contaminated or no longer recyclable. Please separate your recyclables by category and put them out on your regularly scheduled refuse day.

We will not be doing any special refuse pick-ups which require employees to touch or handle items.   


The City of Gunnison provides residential curbside recycling pickups for residents within the City limits. Participating in the recycling program will prolong the County Landfill's life and will help forestall rate increases. Please note the following guidelines:

  • Recyclables will be collected on the same day as your refuse pickup. 
  • Keep recyclables free of snow, ice, and moisture.
  • Recycles must be sorted in the City of Gunnison provided recycle bins. Please see the sorting guide below for information on how to sort your recyclables. 
  • Each residence is provided with up to 7 bins. If your bins are missing, please call Public Works at 970-641-8020. Remember the bins belong to the city, please leave them at the residence when you move. 
Place your recyclables in the same place you put your regular trash. Do not place recycle bins in front of your refuse can or dumpster and leave a minimum 6 foot of clearance on each side of your refuse can. 


The City of Gunnison offers electronics recycling. Click here for more information.

Please contact Public Works for commercial recycling information.  970-641-8020

Any questions or concerns can be emailed to