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Batteries, Auto and Truck

Name/Address/Hours Comments
Ace Hardware - Downtown
215 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-224-4437


http://www.acehardware.com

Accepts all rechargeable batteries, CFLs, and 4ft. flourescent tubes. 

Aragon Iron & Metal
516 N. Highway 287, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-2577


http://www.aragonironandmetal.com/

Accepts and buys a variety of metals: iron, lead, copper, brass, stainless steel, scrap steel, structural steel, steel pipes, cast iron and metal fencing. Recycles batteries, non-working metal appliances, ranges, washers and dryers. Accepts propane tanks 30 gallon or less and small liquid fuel stove canisters only if the nozzle has been removed.  Cash for aluminum cans as well. Buys vehicles, free towing. Call for pricing on used tires and other scrap materials. 

Batteries Plus
1107 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-206-0206


http://www.batteriesplus.com

Accepts all types of batteries; both rechargeable and non-rechargeable. Accepts alkaline batteries for a nominal fee ($1 for 5lbs.). It is helpful if batteries are seperated by type but the ends of batteries don't need to be taped. 

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. 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.

Colorado Iron & Metal
903 E. Buckingham St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-482-7707


http://www.coloradoironmetal.com/

Scrap metal dealer. Accepts all major appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, ranges, washers, dryers, microwaves, toaster ovens (remove plastic parts), and hot water heater tanks. Cash for aluminum cans. Accepts propane tanks 30 gal. or less only if the valve has been removed.  Does not accept small liquid fuel stove canisters.

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


http://www.houskaautomotive.com

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

Interstate All Battery Center
300 Willow St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-1307


http://www.interstatebatteries.com

Accepts most types of alkalines, NiCd (nickel cadmium), Nimh (nickel metal hydride), Lithium ion and lead acid batteries. 

Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins
Phone: (970) 498-5771


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

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.

Also at the landfill are 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, car batteries, lawnmower batteries, used appliances, cell phones, and compact flourescent light bulbs (CFLs).   Call store for more details.

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


http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/home.oap

Accepts car batteries for recycling, no household batteries. Also accepts up to 5 gallons of used oil.

RMB Recycling Center
1475 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Phone: 970-484-5384


http://www.rmbrecycling.com/

Accepts various scrap metals. Cash for non-ferrous metals, wood pallets, aluminum cans, foil, trays, etc. Accepts car batteries, fax machines, VCR & DVD players for recycling. Fees apply to recycle monitors, laptops, copiers and microwaves.

 

General Information

 

Most auto batteries contain lead, which is harmful to human health and the environment. Therefore, it is important to dispose and recycle these batteries properly.