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Name/Address/Hours Comments
City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
Phone: 970-962-2529

The Loveland Recycling Center accepts a wide variety of materials, including #1-#7 plastic tubs, waste cooking oil, scrap metals, and other hard to recycle items including hard backed books. 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.

Houska Automotive Services
899 Riverside Dr., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-482-0156

Accepts antifreeze, auto batteries, engine oil and scrap metal. 

How To Recycle Motor Oil
American Petroleum Institute, 1220 L Street, NW, Washington, DC
Phone: 202-682-8040

When you log on to this web site you'll be able to find used oil collection centers in your area, plus get useful information on changing your oil. 

Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins
Phone: (970) 498-5770

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.

Also at the landfill are an e-waste recycling facility, and a recycling facility similar to the City's drop-off recycling site.

O'Reilly Auto Parts
4372 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-5329

Accept car batteries for recycling, no household batteries. Also accepts used oil.

General Information

Transfer waste motor oil into a clean, unbreakable container with a tight-fitting cap such as a one-gallon plastic milk jug or sealable oil pan. As plastic containers containing oil cannot be recycled, consider reusing them if possible. Waste oil should be free of gasoline, antifreeze, paint thinner, solvents, dirt, leaves, water, etc.