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Plastic Grocery Bags (& Other Film Bags)

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


http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=188

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, porcelain toilets and sinks (remove all hardware). Fort Collins residents should expect to pay a fee to drop off yard and wood waste. Electronics (TVs, computers, monitors, etc.) 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.

Eco-Cycle (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)
6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder
Phone: 303-444-6634


http://www.ecocycle.org/charm

Accepts CD players, newer and older computers and related equipment (scanners, fax machines, VCRs, monitors, printers and televisions).   Also accepts #6 Clean White Block Foam and styrofoam sheets, as well as electronics, small plastic appliances, mattresses, box springs or futons, and big durable #2 plastics. $15 charge for items containing freon. 

Call or refer to website for directions and costs.

Larimer County Recycling Drop-off Center
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-498-5760


http://www.larimer.org/solidwaste/

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.

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

Lowes Home Improvement
4227 Corbett Dr., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-232-7910

Accepts clean, dry plastic grocery bags for recycling, as well as rechargeable batteries,  lawnmower batteries, used appliances,  and compact flourescent light bulbs (CFLs).   Call store for more details.

Super Target
2936 Council Tree Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-530-3120

Accepts clean, dry plastic grocery bags for recycling.  Also MP3s, Cellphones, and print cartridges.

WalMart Supercenter
1250 E Magnolia St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-493-3048

Accepts clean, dry plastic grocery bags for recycling. Consider re-using disposable plastic grocery bags (or better yet, replace them with canvass totes). Once the plastic bags are no longer usable, it is time to recycle them. Ask your local grocery store about including other types of polyethylene plastic bags such as newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, Ziploc-type bags, bubble wrap and shrink wrap.

General Information

Plastic bags are accepted at most grocery stores or at one of one of the specified locations. Ask your local grocery store about inclcuding other types of polyethylene plastic bags, such as newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, Ziploc-type bags, bubble wrap, and shrink wrap.