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Recycling Updates Newsletter

Appliances (large)

Name/Address/Hours Comments
Aragon Iron & Metal
516 N. Highway 287, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-2577

Accepts and buys a variety of metals: iron, lead, copper, brass, stainless steel, scrap steel, structural steel, steel pipes, cast iron and metal fencing. Recycles batteries, non-working metal appliances, ranges, refrigerators, washers and dryers. Accepts propane tanks 30 gallon or less and small liquid fuel stove canisters only if the nozzle has been removed.  Cash for aluminum cans as well. Buys vehicles, free towing. Call for pricing on used tires and other scrap materials. 

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 or computer monitors. Personal sized copiers/printers only. Call for details. Check website for items not accepted


City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center - Hard to Recycle Materials Yard
1903 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-221-6600

The Hard to Recycle Materials Yard is co-located at the Timberline Recycling Drop-Off Center.

For a $5 facility use fee (additional fees for organic and electronic waste apply, see website for more details) the hard to recycle materials yard will accept the following materials:

  • Paint: (No entry fee when ONLY dropping off paint) Oil-based paint & enamel, Latex paint (interior/exterior architectural paints), Various other coverings (deck coating, varnish, floor paint, primer, sealer, stains)
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Electronic Waste: Additional fees apply
  • Scrap Metal: Includes non-refrigeration types of appliances
  • Aggregates: (Concrete/Asphalt/Porcelain)No Rebar or fixtures
  • Organic Debris Additional fees apply
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, scrap metals, and other hard to recycle items including hard backed books, porcelain toilets and sinks (remove all hardware). 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.

Colorado Iron & Metal
903 E. Buckingham St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-482-7707

Scrap metal dealer. Accepts all major appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, ranges, washers, dryers, microwaves, toaster ovens (remove plastic parts), and hot water heater tanks. Cash for aluminum cans. Accepts propane tanks 30 gal. or less only if the valve has been removed.  Does not accept small liquid fuel stove canisters.

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, wooden pallets, large appliances (may charge refundable deposit to ensure appliance is operational), plumbing supplies, CDs, DVDs, books,clothing, and more.  Go to website for more information.


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,  lawnmower batteries, used appliances,  and compact flourescent light bulbs (CFLs).   Call store for more details.

General Information

Refrigerators, AC units and other appliances with Freon must be drained of Freon and tagged by an EPA certified technician before they can be recycled. Call to verify if Freon must be removed from appliances before taking them to one of the specified locations. Fees may be charged to have Freon removed.

If you are purchasing new appliances visit the Fort Collins Utilities Department for more information on their rebates and recycling programs: