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Batteries, Auto and Truck

Automotive batteries contain lead which can be harmful to human health and the environment if disposed of improperly. Please recycle them at one of the specified locations. 

Name/Address/Hours Comments
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, refrigerators, washers and dryers. Accepts propane tanks 30 gallon or less, helium tanks 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. Also satellite dishes.

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.

It is helpful if batteries are separated by type but not required.

The ends of batteries do not need to be taped. 

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


http://www.fcgov.com/recycling/dropoff.php

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

For a $5 facility use fee (additional fees apply for certain materials, 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
  • Cooking Oil: 25 gallon per visit limit
  • Electronic Waste: Additional fees apply
  • Scrap Metal: Includes non-refrigeration types of appliances
  • Aggregates: Concrete/Asphalt (no rebar); broken ceramic dishes; toilets and porcelain (non-metal) sinks. Must remove all hardware and seats
  • Organic Debris: Additional fees apply
  • Unpainted, untreated lumber including pallets:  additional fees apply (No plywood or composite boards)
City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
Phone: 970-962-2529


http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/departments/public-works/stormwater/recycling-center-new

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.

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 helium tanks but does not accept propane tanks or small liquid fuel stove canisters.  Also accepts satellite dishes.

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.

Accepts propane tanks 30 gallon or less, helium tanks and small liquid fuel stove canisters

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


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.