Waste Management of Colorado facilitates trash and recycling collection for the Town of Mt. Crested Butte. They collect trash and recycling on Wednesday mornings. The fees are $75 per quarter.
Rules & Regulations

Trash Collection is a mandatory fee under Town Code section 9-3. Every owner or occupant of premises within the town shall provide for the collection and disposal of ashes, garbage, and trash subject to the regulation of this chapter; provided, however, that the owners or occupants of residence structures, as defined in this chapter shall be required to pay the town for the collection and disposal of ashes, garbage and trash upon the schedule and in such amounts as are prescribed by the town manager. In the event of new residential structures being constructed within the town, such scheduled and prescribed amounts shall commence no later than one (1) year from the date of the building permit for such residence structure.

In most cases, issuance of a TCO (Temporary Certificate of Occupancy) or CO (Certificate of Occupancy) will activate a residential trash account. Once an account is activated you may contact the Town Hall to have Waste Management deliver a 96-gallon non-bearproof trash can and 2 recycle bins.

How do I obtain trash receptacles and recycling bins?

Waste Management will provide and pick up one 96 gallon non-wildlife resistant trash totter per household. Please note, a wildlife-resistant trash container is not included with your contract and must be obtained independently by the homeowner.

Waste Management will provide up to two recycle bins per household. One container can hold co-mingled aluminum, tin, glass, and #1-7 plastics. The second container can hold bundled newspapers and magazines and mixed office paper (no paper towels or tissues). If you only have one bin you may place all newspapers, magazines, etc. in a bag and place it on top of the co-mingled (glass/plastics/metal) items. You may either bundle cardboard and place it inside the bin or wedge cardboard under the bin.

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.

To obtain your free recycle bins or a non-wildlife resistant trash totter, contact Emily Wallick at