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Yard Wastes

Name/Address/Hours Comments
A1 Organics
16350 WCR 76, Eaton
Phone: 970-454-3492

A1 Organics collects food waste, yard waste, and wood waste. Materials are accepted at their facility in Eaton, which also sells compost.

City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center - Hard to Recycle Materials Yard
1903 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-221-6600

The Hard to Recycle Materials Yard is co-located at the Timberline Recycling Drop-Off Center.

For a $5 facility use fee (additional fees for organic and electronic waste apply, see website for more details) the hard to recycle materials yard will accept the following materials:

  • Paint: (No entry fee when ONLY dropping off paint) Oil-based paint & enamel, Latex paint (interior/exterior architectural paints), Various other coverings (deck coating, varnish, floor paint, primer, sealer, stains)
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Electronic Waste: Additional fees apply
  • Scrap Metal: Includes non-refrigeration types of appliances
  • Aggregates: (Concrete/Asphalt/Porcelain)No Rebar or fixtures
  • Organic Debris Additional fees apply
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, 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.

Doug Weitzel, Inc.
2630 W. Mulberry St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-482-4983

Suppliers of natural organic landscape products. Accepts leaves, grass, garden waste, and branches (up to 6 inches in diameter). Please separate branches and leaves from grass and garden waste. Drop off fee.

Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1986, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-5556

GSI offers recycle, trash, and portable restroom service for residents, businesses, events, and construction sites. They offer carts, dumpsters, roll-off containers or compactors. GSI Recycling options include: single-stream, cardboard, commingled, electronics, yardwaste, appliances, food waste, wood, scrap metal, concrete, asphalt, and more.


Hageman Earth Cycle Inc.
3501 E. Prospect Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-221-7173

Accepts clean construction wood waste (scrap lumber, crates, shake shingles, saw dust, and lumber). No cement, sheetrock, carpet remnants. Also accepts yard wastes including leaves, grass clippings, tree branches (less than 24" in diameter), sod and soil. Wood wastes may contain nails, but no metal or trash. Tree stumps not accepted.

Leaf Exchange Website


Whether you need leaves for composting or you're looking to keep this year's heaps out of the landfill, Fort Collins Leaf Exchange is the place to visit.

General Information

The City of Fort Collins does not operate a municipal yard waste drop-off site. For more information about composting and the disposal of yard waste, please visit: