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Residential Service

Residential curbside automated collection; carts are provided by Waste Management. However, the City of Cortez provides service and carts to the residents inside the city limits.

  • Montezuma County: The contents of the cart are accepted plus up to four bags placed behind the cart. Any extra material must be bagged or bundled and be no larger than the cart. Please assist your service driver by limiting the weight of each to 40 lbs. or less as the material must be reloaded into the cart then emptied into the truck. Bag your garbage, it helps keep the environment free from litter and keeps your cart cleaner. 
  • Town of Towaoc: Only the contents of the cart are accepted.
  • Good advice: Bag your garbage, it helps keep the environment free from litter and keeps your cart cleaner.
  • Placement: Please place your carts on the edge of your service address with the lid opening towards the street no later than 6:30 am.
  • Additional carts: Available for a nominal fee.
  • Extra services: Arrangements to remove items that are larger than your cart can be made by calling the office.

Commercial Service

Containers are available in the following sizes: 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 cubic yards. We provide service to the area up to six days per week, depending on the location.

  • Collection hours: 4:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Limits: Material must be placed into the container with lids closed.
  • Extra services: Extra empties can normally be done within 24 hours depending on your area.

Roll Off Service

Containers are available in the following sizes:

1. 20 (8'X20'X4'), 
2. 25 (8'X20'X5'), 
3. 30 (8'X20'X6') cubic yards.

  • Collection hours: 4:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Limits: Material must be placed into the container and be level, the container will be tarped for transport to minimize litter.

Billing Cycle

All services are billed directly by Waste Management.

  • Residential services are billed monthly directly to the customer by Waste Management (excluding the Town of Towaoc);
  • Residential services for the Town of Towaoc are billed by Ute Mountain Housing Authority;
  • Commercial and Roll off services are billed monthly.
  • Options for paying online with credit card or checking account are available at www.wm.com - Click Here.

Unacceptable Material

Unacceptable items include but are not limited to:

  • Material in liquid form
  • Hazardous waste
  • Special waste
  • Asbestos waste
  • Needles and syringes - Click Here - For disposal options

Please call Waste Management at 970/565-1133 before disposing of any item in which you have concerns. Each one of us has the responsibility of protecting the environment.