City of Fort Collins Recycling Drop-off Site
1702 Riverside Dr., Fort Collins (Located in back parking lot of Rivendell School.)
Recycles glass and plastic #1 - #7 bottles and jars, tin and aluminum cans (rinse out), aerosol cans (completely empty), cardboard (flattened), corrugated cardboard, non-corrugated boxes (such as cereal boxes and other chipboard), egg cartons, packing, wrapping/tissue paper, low-grade paper, office paper, already-shredded paper, brown paper bags, junk mail, magazines, soft-bound manuals and books, telephone books, catalogs, greeting cards, manilla folders, mailing tubes and more.
While this site accepts paper that has already been shredded, this site does NOT offer shredding services.
Larimer County Recycling Drop-off Center
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
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.
The Recycling Center at Larimer County Landfill accepts commingled containers, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, office paper and shredded paper, and paperboard. The recycling center accepts already-shredded paper, but does not offer paper shredding services.
Most magazines and catalogs are printed on coated, groundwood paper. Clay, by far the most common coating, is used to help smooth the paper surface and to create an optimum surface to which glossy inks can adhere. Groundwood is the same kind of paper used for newspapers. A two-sided coated paper sheet used for magazines will normally have 30% to 35% clay and filler and 65% to 70% paper fiber.
Magazines and catalogs are often collected in office recycling programs. Magazines currently are not recycled curbside in Fort Collins. Keep telephone books separate.