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


http://www.arcthrift.com

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.

Best Buy
4040 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-225-6003


http://www.bestbuy.com/recycling

Accepts cell phones, rechargeable batteries, printer cartridges, CDs, DVDs, and many electronics for recycling for no fee. Does not accept alkaline batteries. Some items accepted for trade-in credit. See website for details.

City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
Phone: 970-962-2529


http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=188

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.

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


http://www.eco-thrift.com

See Eco-Thrift website for specific details.

Home Depot - North Store
1251 E. Magnolia St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-224-1239


http://www.homedepot.com

Accepts any rechargeable batteries (including power tools), cell phones, iPods, MP3s, CFLs (residential only) for recycling, free of charge.

Home Depot - South Store
4502 John F. Kennedy Pkwy., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-206-0774


http://www.homedepot.com

Accepts cordless tool batteries, cell phones, iPods, MP3s, and CFLs (residential only) for recycling, free of charge. No fluorescent tubes.

I.T. Refresh
100 Link Lane, Unit 100, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-797-2934


http://www.itrefresh.org

I.T. Refresh responsibly recycles electronics and offers pickup services from your home or business. I.T. Refresh certifications include e-Stewards, R2, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. Accepted materials include televisions, computers, laptops, printers, game consoles, cells phones, and more.  I.T. Refresh also provides onsite hard drive destruction and guarantees the safety of your data.

Larimer County Electronic Recycling Center
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-226-1101


http://www.larimer.org/solidwaste/Comp.htm

Managed by Waste Managment, the Electronic Recycling Center is located inside the Larimer County Recycle Center. We recycle computers, monitors, peripherals, fax machines, photo copiers, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos and DVDs. The electronics program does not accept appliances, microwave ovens, or electrical equipement such as electric mowers. There is a fee of $.40 per pound. Cash only.

Life Span Technology Recycling
4650 S. Leyden St., Denver
Phone: 888-720-0900


http://www.lifespantechnology.com

Sustainable computer recycling for businesses, municipalities and non-profits. Accepts unwanted technology equipment (computers, printers, monitors, telephone gear, fax machines, network gear). Onsite pick-up.

Lowes Home Improvement
4227 Corbett Dr., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-232-7910

Accepts clean, dry plastic grocery bags for recycling, as well as rechargeable batteries, cell phones, and compact flourescent light bulbs (CFLs). 

Metech Recycling
500 West 53rd Pl., Denver
Phone: 720-377-7700


http://www.metechrecycling.com

Metech Recycling accepts and deconstructs various types of e-waste, including computers and electronics. We are a genuine recycler (no landfilling, no incineration, and no exporting to third world countries). Data destruction guarantees.

Newaya Recycling
320 E. Vine Dr., Suite 212, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-658-0575


http://www.newaya.com

Buys back iPhones, Androids, Blackberries, and Windows 7 smartphones from individuals and businesses. Also provides secure data destruction services on mobile devices, and offers free cell phone recycling via drop-box (MUGS Coffee on College Ave.) in the Fort Collins area.

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.

Radio Shack - Foothills Mall
Foothills Fashion Mall, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-226-5494


http://www.radioshack.com

Donate a Phone Program: Collecting any and all wireless phones, no matter the size or condition, and accessories. If available include the phone's battery and charger.

Radio Shack - Magnolia St.
1281 E. Magnolia St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-416-0085


http://www.radioshack.com

Donate a Phone Program: Collecting any and all wireless phones, no matter the size or condition, and accessories. If available include the phone\\'s battery and charger. Also accepts all rechargeable and lead-acid batteries.

Super Target
2936 Council Tree Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-530-3120

Accepts clean, dry plastic grocery bags for recycling. Consider re-using disposable plastic grocery bags (or better yet, replace them with canvass totes). Once the plastic bags are no longer usable, it is time to recycle them. Ask your local grocery store about including other types of polyethylene plastic bags such as newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, Ziploc-type bags, bubble wrap and shrink wrap. Also accepts MP3s, Cellphones, print cartridges.

The Mac Shack 2
157 N. College Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-472-6227


http://www.themacshack.net

Accepts all lithium and small electronics batteries, cell phones and pagers. No lead batteries. 

UNICOR Federal Prison Industries

Phone:


http://www.unicor.gov

UNICOR's unique, full service recycling program is an integrated part of a national e-scrap solution. UNICOR's commitment to the environment extends to its vendors, who are required to sign no-landfill certifications, follow a restrictive export policy, and agree to site inspections.

Send us your worn out, obsolete, computers. Recycle your electronic scrap, keeping it out of landfills. Buy our reconditioned equipment and recycled materials.

Verizon Wireless Communications Store
4300 S. College Ave., Suite 101, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-377-2054


https://www.trade-in.vzw.com/home.php5?c=en-us

Donate your old cell phone to their HOPE LINE program

Waste Management Product Recovery Group
451 W. 69th St., Loveland
Phone: 970-612-2930


http://www.wmpaystorecycle.com

Call and ask for information regarding the center's recycling process and fees.

Waste to Green

Phone: 919-381-6878


http://wastetogreen.com/

Recycle electronic media by mail or onsite pick up. De-manufactures e-waste and IT systems. Data destruction service. 

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


http://www.waste-not.com

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.  

Wireless Alliance
1898 S. Flatiron Court, Suite140, Boulder
Phone: 866-366-5791


http://www.thewirelessalliance.com

Provides free cell phone and other electronics recycling service via pre-paid mail. See website for details.