Welcome To Cañon City, Colorado

Welcome to Cañon City... your "gateway to adventure." Our community has a rich cultural heritage and interesting geologic history. We embrace our past and plan for an exciting future. Ours is a truly special community, with abundant recreational opportunities, vast open space from the plains to the Rocky Mountains, parks and trails, community events all year long, and of course the Arkansas River and the Royal Gorge. If you live here you know what I mean. If you are considering relocating your home or business, you will discover it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to seeing you around town or out on the trail. Mayor Preston R. Troutman

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The Upper Arkansas Recycling (a UAACOG program), in partnership with the City of Cañon City and the Fremont County Commissioners will host a special Electronics Recycling Event in Cañon City on September 22, 2018. The event, held in the parking lot of the Bank of the San Juans at 9th Street & Royal Gorge Boulevard (Highway 50), will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

During this event, you will be able to recycle your televisions, monitors, CPUs, printers, and other small electronics at a reduced cost. Prices vary, but a few examples are: Monitors, $10-$15, CPU’s, $5, Desktop Printers, $5, Microwaves, $5. Small desktop electronics, such as stereos, can be recycled for $5. Keyboards, cords, cell phones, ink cartridges, mice and other small peripherals are accepted at no charge when you recycle other components. Prices vary on larger items, please call if you have questions.

Televisions can also be recycled at this event at a reduced cost. The current cost of recycling a television is over $2 a diagonal inch, but at this event, the cost will be $1 per diagonal inch, thanks to assistance from Fremont County.

Colorado implemented a landfill ban on electronics in July of 2013. Waste electronics and computers, from both residential and non-residential sources, cannot be disposed of in Colorado solid waste landfills. Harmful chemicals can leach out of this waste and contaminate soil and groundwater. Electronics will be recycled by Southern Colorado Recyclers, a Colorado-registered electronics recycler, as required by SB 12-133. All electronics will be recycled responsibly and all hard drives will be destroyed to ensure privacy.

The event site address is 816 Royal Gorge Blvd and will be set up on the eastern side of the parking lot. For more information, please contact Beth with UAACOG’s Regional Recycling Program, Upper Arkansas Recycling at 719-275-1675 or via email at beth.lenz@uaacog.com. You can get the latest details by searching for “Upper Arkansas Recycling” on Facebook!

Fall Clean Sweep Saturday

The City of Cañon City is once again collaborating with Twin Enviro for a Dumpster Cleanup Program. “Fall Clean Sweep Saturday” will consist of placing four dumpsters in two separate locations throughout the city on Saturday, October 6th. Code Enforcement has focused the placement of the dumpsters in areas in the city where there have been a higher number of litter and junkyard violations. The Dumpster Cleanup Program will begin on October 6th at 8:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m. (or when full) depending on location. City residents may bring items to these dumpsters for disposal during the stated times; no early/late dumping. There will be staff and/or volunteers monitoring the two locations but they will not be able to help move items at all; citizens will need to bring their own person-power. Updates to when dumpsters are full will be provided on twitter twitter.com/CanonCityGov  and facebook facebook.com/canoncitygov.

Dumpster Placement and Time Frames

  • Location #1
    Two (2) 30 yd. dumpsters
    832 & 834 N. Raynolds Ave.
    Across Street (West Side)
    9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. (or until full)
  • Location # 2
    Two (2) 30 yd. dumpsters
    128 Main St.
    South Parking Lot off HWY 50 (NW side)
    8:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. (or until full)
Not Allowed
  • Tires
  • Electronics (examples: TVs and computers)
  • Hazardous Materials (examples: paints, weed killer, Freon)
  • Large appliances (examples: washer, dryer, freezer, refrigerator, hot water heater)

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