City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
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.
Houska Automotive Services
899 Riverside Dr., Fort Collins
Accepts antifreeze, auto batteries, engine oil and scrap metal.
Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins
Phone: (970) 498-5771
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.
Antifreeze, which is made up of mostly water and ethylene glycol, is added to radiator water in motor vehicles. Ethylene glycol lowers the freezing point and raises the boiling point of radiator fluid. In other words, it keeps the water from freezing on very cold days and boiling over on hot days.
DO NOT pour antifreeze down your sink or toilet.
Used antifreeze CANNOT be mixed with motor oil or any other liquid.
Is Antifreeze Hazardous?
Yes. Ethylene glycol is a toxic chemical. Used antifreeze contains troublesome heavy metals. Improper disposal of waste antifreeze can harm the environment and endanger the health of people and pets. Because ethylene glycol is a sweet-tasting liquid, it is very attractive to pets and small children. It is also poisonous. If swallowed, ethylene glycol may cause respiratory and cardiac failure, brain damage, and death. Every year, thousands of dogs and cats are poisoned by lapping up small puddles of antifreeze left on the ground.
Antifreeze dumped in the trash or poured on the ground may contaminate the environment. The hazardous chemicals can seep into the ground and contaminate the ground water. Dumping antifreeze down a storm sewer can pollute a nearby lake or stream, since most storm sewers discharge directly to surface waters. NEVER pour antifreeze into the storm sewer or in your street!
How Can I Safely Dispose of my Used Antifreeze?
If you live in Fort Collins, used antifreeze should only be disposed of at one of the locations listed above.