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Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated cardboard is accepted in curbside recycling or at the specified locations. With the 2013 Cardboard Ordinance it is illegal to throw cardboard in the trash in Fort Collins.

This excludes Waxed cardboard, which is used to ship bulk produce, and food-contaminated cardboard, such as heavily soiled/greasy pizza boxes, from the ordinance. These materials are not considered recyclable cardboard and should be composted or landfilled.

Note: Pizza boxes that are not significantly soiled should be recycled.

Boxes in good shape are usually accepted as donations at many local pack and ship businesses.

For more information visit: http://www.fcgov.com/recycling/cardboard.php

Name/Address/Hours Comments
City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center
1903 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-221-6600


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

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, non-metallic greeting cards, manilla folders, mailing tubes and more. 

While this site accepts paper that has already been shredded,  PLEASE NOTE - THIS SITE DOES NOT OFFER SHREDDING SERVICES

Craigslist.org

Phone:


http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/

Don't throw cardboard boxes in the landfill, find someone who can re-use them!

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


http://www.ecocycle.org/charm

Accepts electronics, appliances, #6 white block foam, plastic bags, bubble wrap, mattresses, yoga mats, cooking oil, bicycles, clean porcelain toilets and sinks, plate glass windows, scrap metal and more for recycling and reuse.  See website for a full list of materials.

There is a $3 facility fee for all vehicles entering the CHaRM to recycle hard-to-recycle materials in addition to fees for specific items.  Fee for appliances with Freon (R) is $15. 

Refer to website for full guidelines and fees

 

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


http://www.gsiwaste.com

GSI offers an array of products and services including: trash bags and carts, dumpsters and roll-offs for a variety of materials including, single-stream, cardboard, appliances, electronics, yard waste, food waste recycling and more. Also available are portable toilets and hand washing stations

 

For more information how or where to recycle something use the GSI Waste Wizard here  https://gsiwaste.com/customer-corner/guides/

 

Green Girl
P.O. Box 324, Jamestown
Phone: 303-442-7535


http://www.greengirlrecycling.com/

Will collect cardboard for recycling.  Call for pick up.

 

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.

The UPS Store
1001-A East Harmony Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-6144


http://www.theupsstore.com/

Loose fill packing materials including styrofoam penuts (no starch peanuts), clean bubblewrap and cardboard shipping boxes.  No corn starch peanuts

Other locations in Fort Collins:  2601 S. Lemay Ste 7 (970-226-4008) and 1281 E. Magnolia St Unit D (970-221-4655)

Will shred paper for a charge. Does not accept already-shredded paper

Waste Management of Northern Colorado
40950 Weld County Rd. 25, Ault
Phone: 970-674-2500


http://www.wm.com

Waste Management provides waste and recycling services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, including curbside pickup of trash and recyclables. 

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


http://www.waste-not.com

Provides custom recycling services to businesses, governments, schools and construction sites.  Does not provide recycling services to the general public.  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.  Recycles mixed paper, excess equipment, cardboard, metal, electronics, pallets and much more.