Solid Waste & Recycling

Trash Pickup Rates

Trash pickup rates are as follows:

  • One (1) 33 gallon can 1 pickup/week $16.00/month
  • Up to three (3) 33 gallon cans 1 pickup/week $19.00/month
  • Up to five (5) 33 gallon cans 1 pickup/week $26.00/month
  • 2 cu yd Dumpster 1 pickup/week $34.00/month
  • 3 cu yd Dumpster 1 pickup/week $36.00/month

Single trash can rate requires a signed agreement. Extra cans are $4.00 per pickup.

Some accounts require pickup more than one time per week. For those accounts, plan on paying the appropriate rate listed above, multiplied by the number of pickups per week. Yard waste is picked up provided it is bundled no more than 18” around or 5 feet in length. Additional items may be picked up at an additional charge.

Tires and electronics such as microwaves and televisions will be picked up for an additional charge of $50.00 per item. Appliances that contain Freon may be picked up only when emptied and properly tagged that the Freon was removed.

Trash Service

Trash is picked up on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday within the town limits. If a trash pickup day falls on a holiday, the trash will be picked up the next pickup day.

All accounts within the town limits are charged for trash pickup. It is highly recommended that you label both your trash cans as well as the lids with your physical address. We recommend using paint pens you can purchase at Dependable Lumber. The Town is not responsible for lost or stolen trash cans. The use of cans larger than 33 gallons is prohibited.

If you live outside the town limits you should contact Robert’s Enterprises @ 527-3602 or Double J Disposal @ 835-8886 to haul your trash or plan to haul it to the North Fork Area Trash Transfer Station @ 835-7999 – 36577 K50 Lane, east of Hotchkiss, CO or the landfill west of Eckert. The transfer station is primarily a convenience for local area residents to dispose of household/yard waste but will also accept smaller quantities of industrial/business wastes.

You may obtain details regarding the landfill at Hours and dates are known to change, call ahead to confirm the landfills hours.


Delta County is working towards a permanent recycling center at the transfer station. You may obtain details regarding the landfill at

Voluntary Water Restrictions Requested:

9/2/2020 UPDATE: Our tank is full! Keep up the good work so we can avoid mandatory restrictions! Corinne

 Paonia Water update - 8/27/2020: WAY TO GO Paonia water users! Your work to reduce use is having exactly the affect on our system and storage we hoped for. Our storage tank continues to replenish and currently is just under 23 feet. Please stay diligent, water supply to the springs will continue to drop usually through September, where they hold steady until March, when they begin to increase. All of us working together prevents the need for harsher restrictions. On behalf of the Town Administration and staff we can't say well done and thank YOU for making this happen enough.
The Town of Paonia strongly encourages all residents to follow voluntary watering restrictions in the interest of water conservation during the current drought situation. Please reduce water use to domestic use only and refrain from extra uses such as filling pools, landscaping and/or irrigation use.
Why Watering Restrictions?
Water conservation is always an important goal. In the event of drought conditions, the Town will occasionally need to place and enforce mandatory watering restrictions in order to conserve water for the most necessary purposes to support the health, safety and welfare of our community and to ensure that our water supply is not depleted. For this reason, The Town is strongly encouraging all domestic water users voluntarily reduce water use to domestic use only and refrain from landscaping and/or irrigation use.
The Town will continue to monitor water usage and may enact mandatory restrictions at a later date.
Thank you, Corinne

8/17/2020 @ 2:05PM

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