Green Waste

Montrose citizens enjoy beautiful landscapes supported by fertile soils and clean surface water sources. Manicured lawns, trees, shrubs, hedges, and other vegetation attract new residents and thousands of tourists each year. However, few disposal and recycling options exist for the byproducts of these efforts.

Beginning April 4, 2016, Montrose citizens can recycle green waste free of charge at the Public Works facility (1221 6450 Road) under the following guidelines:
  • Residential customers only
  • Quantities are not limited
  • Lawn clippings, garden plants, weeds, leaves, hedge/tree trimmings, and tree branches under six inches (6”) in diameter are accepted
  • Food, pet waste, plastic bags, trash, rocks, metal, soil, sod, hazardous wastes, and other non-green wastes are not accepted
  • Must check in at the Public Works facility reception desk and present a current Colorado driver’s license and a copy of their recent city utility bill
The facility is open Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding city-observed holidays.