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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City Council Promotes Child Abuse Prevention

City Council members Frank Jaquez, Kathleen Schumacher, City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, Mark Gill, Jim Meisner, Ashley Smith and Mayor Preston Troutman hold signs in support of the child abuse prevention awareness month campaign facilitated by the Fremont County Department of Human Services during Monday's meeting.


Local officials and businesses are once again gearing up for the annual Cañon Proud Clean-Up Campaign. A limited number of trash vouchers for free disposal of household trash, furniture, construction debris, brush, logs, leaves and yard waste will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to Cañon City and Fremont County residents beginning on March 20th and ending on April 29th.  Trash vouchers are good for free disposal of ½ ton (one regular pick-up truck bed filled no higher than the sideboards) at Twin Enviro’s “Phantom Landfill” at 2500 Fremont County Road 67 (north of the airport) Penrose, 372-6671. (Amounts of trash in excess of ½ ton will be charged extra on site.) Hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. 

Cañon City residents may pick up a voucher from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at City Hall, 128 Main Street. Those living outside the city limits may pick up a voucher from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday (they are closed on Friday) at Room 106 of the Fremont County Administration Building, 615 Macon Avenue. Proof of residency is required when obtaining a voucher. Only one voucher will be issued per household. Free disposal will end on April 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm.  All loads must be covered, and no commercial haulers or contractors qualify for these vouchers.

Partners in this event include Twin Enviro Services, R.D. Recycling, Junk Masters, and Call it Gone Metal Recyclers. In addition to the trash disposal vouchers, the following partners will accept recycling, appliances, vehicles, and specific metals; please contact them directly if their services are desired:

R.D. Recycling, located at 1501 High Street (719-641-0630 or 275-2052) will accept appliances Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for free disposal. They will also pick up large loads in bulk. Brass, aluminum, and copper will be purchased at prevailing rates. They will purchase automobile batteries for $5 each.

Junk Masters (429-4590 or 429-2219) will pick up scrap metal, appliances, vehicles/campers, batteries, pipe, wire, machinery, etc., for free. They will not accept TVs, wood, tires, furniture, paints or other household chemicals or trash.

Call It Gone Metal Recyclers (call or text 671-7062) will pick up all cars, trucks, and campers. They will also pick up all metals, appliances and batteries and they have clean up services.

As always, no tires, dead animals, or hazardous wastes will be accepted at any site.

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