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Batteries, rechargeable

Name/Address/Hours Comments
Ace Hardware - Clays
1001 E. Harmony Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-9273

Accepts rechargeable batteries, and CFL light bulbs.  NO long flourescent tubes.

Also has a seasonal Christmas light recycling program.

Ace Hardware - Downtown
215 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-224-4437


http://www.acehardware.com

Accepts rechargeable batteries, CFLs, and 4ft. flourescent tubes. 

Aragon Iron & Metal
516 N. Highway 287, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-2577


http://www.aragonironandmetal.com/

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. 

Batteries Plus
1107 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-206-0206


http://www.batteriesplus.com

Accepts all types of batteries; both rechargeable and non-rechargeable.

It is helpful if batteries are separated by type but not required.

The ends of batteries do not need to be taped. 

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. See website for details and items accepted for recycling.  $25 fee to recycle TVs and computer monitors.

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, 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.

Home Depot
4502 John F. Kennedy Pkwy. (n. store) 1251 E. Magnolia St. (s. store), Fort Collins
Phone: 970-206-0774 (n. store) - 970-206-0774 (s. store)


http://www.homedepot.com

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

Interstate All Battery Center
300 Willow St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-1307


http://www.interstatebatteries.com

Accepts most types of alkalines, NiCd (nickel cadmium), Nimh (nickel metal hydride), Lithium ion and lead acid batteries. 

Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins
Phone: (970) 498-5771


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

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.

Also at the landfill are an e-waste recycling facility, and a recycling facility similar to the City's drop-off recycling site.

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.

Radio Shack
1281 E. Magnolia St. and 2109 S. College, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-416-0085 (Magnolia) 970-482-2383 (College)


http://www.radioshack.com

Accepts all wireless phones, their batteries and accessories.  Also accepts rechargeable batters.  Does NOT accept alkaline or lithium batteries.

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation

Phone: 1-800-8-BATTERY


http://www.rbrc.org/call2recycle/index.html

A nonprofit organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones. RBRC collects nickel cadmium and other rechargeable batteries through their national program. Call to find the nearest collection site (18 locations in the Fort Collins area).

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. 

General Information

Rechargeable batteries contain heavy metals which can be harmful to human health and the enviornment if disposed of improperly. Please recycle at one of the specified locations.