Aseptic Packaging (Juice Boxes, Milk Cartons)
City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
The Loveland Recycling Center accepts a wide variety of materials, including #1-#7 plastic tubs, waste cooking oil, and other hard to recycle items. Fort Collins residents should expect to pay a fee to drop off yard and wood waste. Electronics (TVs, tires, computer monitors) require a small fee. Batteries are free.
Loveland residents must present a current yard debris permit to drop off yard/wood debris. To obtain a permit, call the Solid Waste Division at 970-962-2529 or stop by the office at 105 W. Fifth St.
Aseptic boxes and milk cartons are not commonly recycled. After collection, these packages are hydropulped to separate the paper fibers from the plastic and aluminum foil. Because graphics are printed on the outer polyethylene layer, the paper fiber does not require deinking. The plastic can be burned for steam at a paper mill. If local markets exist, the plastic/foil mix can be used for plastic lumber.