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Name/Address/Hours Comments
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 and shredded paper, brown paper bags, junk mail, magazines, soft-bound manuals and books, telephone books, catalogs, greeting cards, manilla folders, mailing tubes and more. 

NO dark or neon colored office paper or fluorescent sticky notes.

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. 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.

Larimer County Recycling Drop-off Center
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-498-5760

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.

Office Depot - College Ave.
3500 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-0025

Office Depot recycles expired cell phones and cell phone batteries (rechargeable), ink cartridge free of charge. Recycles electronics for a fee.Will shred paper for a charge. Does not accept already-shredded paper.

Office Depot - Harmony
2216 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins
Phone: (970) 223-1511

Customers can buy various sized boxes to recycle electronic goods. Full list of items acceptable can be found in website. Will shred paper for a charge. Does not accept already-shredded paper.

Office Max
2211 S. College Ave., #500, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-482-1643

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

Professional Document Management (PDM)
5001 S. College Ave., Unit B, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-493-2455

Professional Document Management confidentially destroys your sensitive information under tight security, using our new state-of-the-art pierce and tear shredder. We immediately bale shredded paper and send it straight to the paper recycling mill. Accepts already shredded paper as well. Email:

1707 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Phone: 970-498-0285

Will shred paper for a charge. Mobile shredding service available. Accepts already-shredded paper free of charge, however call to verify quantity accepted. 

Smart Document Management
1133 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-493-7478

Will shred paper for a charge. Accepts already-shredded paper; call to verify if there will be a fee.

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.  Email:

General Information

See "Paper Shredding & Shredders" in Yellow Pages.

Most companies take security precautions more seriously while the files are active, but what happens at the end of a project or when mandatory file retention time expires? Throwing it out with the trash isn't good enough and retaining the information means dedicating valuable office space for storage. You can have your sensitive documents (i.e. customer/vendor files, microfiche and microfilm, computer tape, personnel/payroll files, contracts, computer disks, bank statements, legal files, medical records, computer boards, etc.) destroyed by these companies.