Recycling Information


Curbside recycling collection and special refuse collection pickups will be suspended immediately due to COVID19 health risks and exposure to employees.  The safety of public works employees is important and solid waste management employees are specifically classified as having high exposure risks per OSHA and the Code of Federal Regulations.  Conditions will be re-evaluated regularly to determine if the risk to the employees can be mitigated while providing this service. 

During this suspension, please take your recycling to the Gunnison County Recycling Center (195 Basin Park Drive) or place it in your garbage for your regularly scheduled collection.  Do not stockpile recycling, as we do not know how long this service will be suspended.  We apologize for this inconvenience and are taking these precautions to protect the health and well-being of our community as well as our employees. 

We will continue to empty residential trash cans and commercial dumpsters with our hands-free refuse truck on your normally scheduled pickup day.  We will not be doing any special refuse pick-ups which require employees to touch or handle items.   

Any questions or concerns can be emailed to


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