Big Spring Clean

The Big Spring Clean 2023 Flyer Opens in new windowThe Big Spring Clean is an annual community-wide event hosted by Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs to clean up our roads, parks, neighborhoods, trails and rivers.


On Friday and Saturday May 5th and 6th, 2023, Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs will again, collectively, host the annual Big Spring Clean as they have for the past couple of decades. 

All are welcome to participate in the cleanup efforts on Saturday May 6th by meeting at Yamaguchi Park at 9am to pick up bags and vests. Return to the park at 11:30am for a free and fun community BBQ with live music, awards and a homemade ice cream contest (in honor of the late, local activist Larry Fisher). Bring your lawn chairs!

To volunteer: please fill out the form online at 

Roll-off dumpsters will be placed around town and the county for free dumping of roadside, park, and home exterior trash. (NO INTERIOR TRASH will be accepted and must go to the Transfer Stations or Landfill for a charge.) They will be manned and available both days from 8am-3pm at the following locations:

  • Town Shop: 550 Pirate Drive (located inside the fenced lot)
  • Aspen Springs Park on Ute Drive
  • PLPOA Clubhouse on Lake Street between the clubhouse parking lot and the remote airfield.

* Please note the Arboles Transfer Station is included in Free dumping and  will be open normal hours Friday and Saturday from 10am - 5pm. They will be accepting refuse until the 50 yard dumpster is full. Call ahead 970-883-2644.

The county landfill and transfer stations will also be accepting items for free unless otherwise noted below.

County Landfill (9179 CR 500)
Cash or Check only

  • Furniture & Mattresses
  • Tires (limited quantity)
  • Building Materials (for a fee)
  • Household trash (for a fee)
Transfer Station (2140 CR 500)

Cash, Check or Credit Card

  • Regular Recycling (See transfer station page for all accepted recycling items)
  • Car Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Appliances without freon
  • Appliances  with freon ($25 fee)
  • Household trash (for a fee)

County Fairgrounds  (344 US-84)

  • Vehicles & Engines (Must provide a title and all fluids be drained.)

Learn more on how to recycle single use batteries Opens in new windowProhibited Hazardous Waste and PCBs:

  • Used oil
  • Friable asbestos waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Paint
  • Human Waste

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