Yard Waste

Yard waste is considered plant material that comes from lawn maintenance and other gardening and landscaping activities.

The city of Cortez provides a chipper/mulching truck to assist property owners in neighborhood clean-up. The removal of dead branches and yard waste from around homes greatly improves the appearance of neighborhoods and the city as a whole.  The chipper is provided for residential property clean-up only, NO COMMERCIAL USERS ARE ALLOWED.

Commercial users also include private contractors working at residences.

Minimum chipper fee must be paid prior to scheduling the chipping job. Additional minutes/charges are to be paid when the chipping job is concluded, or within one week of completion.

For current rates and restrictions, please contact the city service center, 110 West Progress Circle in the Industrial Park, or call 970-565-7320.

Cleanup Dumpster:  The city of Cortez has cleanup dumpsters available to rent for residential use.  These dumpsters can be used for light cleanup or lite-duty home renovation projects and can be picked up multiple times a week.  Not accepted: concrete, large amounts of tile, large limbs or stumps, electronic waste, tires, batteries, or appliances.  Overloaded dumpsters may not be serviced.  Call 970.564.4012 for current rates and to schedule service.