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ARC Thrift Store of Colorado
2701 S. College, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-267-8870

ARC accepts and sells donations of clothing, books, boots, shoes, coats, toys, dishes, small household items, furniture, cell phones, cars, print cartridges, small appliances, commercial movie videos (not personal videos) and linens. Will pick up large appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators) in working condition. No televisions. Call for details.

City of Fort Collins Recycling Drop-off Site
1702 Riverside Dr., Fort Collins (Located in back parking lot of Rivendell School.)
Phone: 970-221-6600

Recycles glass and plastic #1 - #7 bottles and jars, tin and aluminum cans (rinse out), aerosol cans (completely empty), cardboard (flattened), corrugated cardboard, non-corrugated boxes (such as cereal boxes and other chipboard), egg cartons, packing, wrapping/tissue paper, low-grade paper, office paper, already-shredded paper, brown paper bags, junk mail, magazines, soft-bound manuals and books, telephone books, catalogs, greeting cards, manilla folders, mailing tubes and more. 

While this site accepts paper that has already been shredded, this site does NOT offer shredding services.

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, 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.

314 N. Howes St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-4224

See Eco-Thrift website for specific details.

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4001 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-9909

Accepts new and used items in good working condition including automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, furniture, large appliances (may charge refundable deposit to ensure appliance is operational), plumbing supplies, and more.  Go to website for more information.


Goodwill Industries
315 Pavilion Ln. (Harmony Rd. and JFK Pkwy.), Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-1042

Accepts clothing, housewares, books, furniture and small appliances. They also recycle computers and other electronic waste.  No televisions

Mary's Closet
101 N. Howes St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-482-4148

Accepts clothing, housewares, dishware, pots and pans, baby items, small appliances.

Recycle America

Phone: 303-296-7301
Call first.
Recycle That
4001 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-493-0230

Provides collection boxes around the City of Fort Collins. 

Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS Closet)
1630 S. Stover Street, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-490-3208

Donate various UNUSED school supplies to classrooms, such as art and craft supplies, brushes, calculators, musical instruments, microscopes, office supplies, markers, plastic storage boxes.

Waste-Not Recycling
1065 Poplar St., Loveland
Phone: 970-669-9912

Recycles mixed paper, excess equipment, cardboard, metal, electronics, pallets and much more. Provides custom recycling services to businesses, governments, schools and construction sites. Waste-Not will also help design comprehensive construction waste recycling program and haul all recyclables. Programs geared towards diverting maximum volume of waste. Will shred and recycle paper for a small fee.  

General Information

Books must be printed on white bond paper.