A safety closure is in place for a bridge on US Highway 50 located west of Gunnison. Visit the Highway 50 Bridge Closure website for more information.


Recycling & Trash

Waste Management of Colorado facilitates trash and recycling collection for the Town of Mt. Crested Butte. They collect trash on Wednesday mornings and recycling every other Wednesday. The fees are $93 per quarter.

Pickup will be delayed by one day if any of the following holidays fall between Sunday and Wednesday:

  • New Year's
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Please place your recyclables out by 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Since recyclable materials must be kept dry, please do not set them out the night before if snow or rain is likely, and please do not place them in the path of a snowplow. Please note that recycled items will not be picked up if contaminated with garbage.

Residential waste containers shall be placed curbside no earlier than 5:30 a.m. on the day of pick up. After pick up, any non-wildlife-resistant container must be secured inside the building, house, garage, or approved wildlife-resistant dumpster enclosure by 6:00 p.m. of the day of pick up.

MTCB 2024 Trash and Recycling Schedule

  Pay My Trash Bill

  Ordinance 2007-6 Garbage Refuse Wildlife