Is it time to clean up your yard, garage or shed?
The annual Cortez Cleanup Week is April 18-22, and city workers will pick up curbside trash on the same day and route that your regular trash is picked up.
Don’t leave these curbsideBranches and limbs should be taken to the drop-off location on Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the BMX Track, 1415 E. Empire St.Do not leave large metal items on the curb. Take them to the drop-off on Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the BMX Track, 1415 E. Empire St.Electronics won’t be accepted at the curb or the drop-off location. Take them to the Montezuma County Landfill.What you can leave curbsideLeave items for pickup on the curb in front of your home.Use your poly-cart for your regular trash and leave it in the usual location.Put loose items in a container – bag it, box it, tie it up.Yard waste must be bagged and placed at the curb, not in the alley.These won’t be acceptedTires, refrigerators, freezers, paint, chemicals, oil, asbestos, barrels with liquid, hazardous and/or radioactive waste, loose or unbagged yard waste.What to do about tiresTires will not be picked up or accepted at the drop-off location. Contact Big-O Tire, Four States Tire, Rent-A-Wheel, or Wal-Mart for disposal rates.Belt Salvage will have a container available at the Saturday drop-off site for metal collection.
RatesCall the county landfill at 970-565-9858 for prices.
Disabled?Elderly or disabled residents who need assistance in getting items out to the curb for pickup, can contact the City Service Center at 565-7320.