Syringes / "sharps"
Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins
Phone: (970) 498-5771
On the same property as the Larimer County Landfill, located south of Fort Collins on Taft Hill Rd. (about two miles south of Harmony Rd.). Please refer to the Larimer County Solid Waste website for hours.
Sharps must be brought in an OSHA-approved sharps container, which can be purchased from most local drug stores. Needles brought in any other containers or loose needles will not be accepted.
There is a self-serve used motor oil depository located near the Household Hazardous Waste center and is open only when the landfill is open.
Appliances containing Freon, like air conditioners, freezers, and refrigerators, are charged a set fee, which includes a handling charge and Freon removal. All other appliances and large items are charged the same as regular trash.
Think Green From Home
Waste Management's Think Green From Home program provides convenient options for residents to properly recycle CFL, batteries and electronics from home. Go online to order a recycling kit. Users of this program pay small processing and shipping fees.
Item accepted: 9 volt and smaller used alkaline, carbon-zinc, NiCad, and NiMh batteries, syringes and lancets, electronics and computers, batteries, CFLs and flourescent tubes.
Residents who require self-medicating injections can take sharps to the Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the landfill. They must be in an OSHA-approved sharps container, which can be purchased from most local drug stores. Needles brought in any other containers or loose needles will not be accepted.