City Wildlife Ordinance

Noting that there was substantial evidence that the great majority of wildlife conflicts within the City were a direct result of wildlife access to trash within residential and commercial areas and in an effort to reduce the amount of trash available to bears in May, 2010, the Durango City Council adopted the City Wildlife Ordinance. The ordinance was updated in 2013 to include restrictions on time of placement of trash containers for collection. (Trash containers may not be placed out prior to 6 a.m. on the morning of collection).

For additional information about this ordinance, contact City of Durango Code Enforcement at 970-375-4930 or read the City Wildlife Ordinance FAQ.